Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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albus

L. albus white, dead white (cf. candidus glittering white).
● ex “Colibri à queue violette de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 671, fig. 2, “Colibri à queue violette” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Violet-tailed Hummingbird” of Latham 1782 (syn. Anthracothorax nigricollis).
● ex “White Eagle” of Charleton 1668, and Latham 1781, “Aquila alba cygnea” of Klein 1750, and “Aigle blanc. Aquila alba” of Brissson 1760 (syn. Aquila chrysaetos).
● ex “Corneille du Sénégal” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Corvus).
● ex “Numenius albus. White Curlew” of Catesby 1731 (Eudocimus).
● ex “White Partridge” of Edwards 1743-1751, and Ellis 1748, “Lagopede de la Baye d’Hudson” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “White Grous” of Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Lagopus muta).
● ex “Ourigourap” of Levaillant 1796, pl. 14 (Namaqua name Ourigourap for the Egyptian Vulture) (syn. Neophron percnopterus).
● ex “Weisser Fasan” of Goetz 1782 (syn. Phasianus colchicus).
● ex “White Gallinule” of Phillip 1789 (Porphyrio).
● ex “White Toucan” of Hawkesworth 1769, and “White Hornbill” of Latham 1781 (unident.).

ateralba / ateralbus

L. ater black; albus white.

balbusardus

French name Balbusard for the Osprey  < English bald; French Buse  buzzard  < Old French Buson or Buison  buzzard (syn. Pandion haliaetus).

Balbusardus

(syn. Pandion Ϯ Osprey P. haliaetus) French name Balbusard for the Osprey  < English bald; French Buse  buzzard  < Old French Buson or Buison buzzard; "BALBUSARDUS, (Pandion of Savigny), OSPREY.  ...B. Haliætus  ... Balbusardus, Will. Orn. 37.  Sibb. Scot. 15. - Osprey, Penn. Brit. Zool. i. 174. - Falco Hal. Temm. Orn. i. 47. - W, Pysg Eryr, Gwalch y weilgi; G, Iolair uisge" (Fleming 1828).

nigralba / nigralbus

L. niger black; albus white.
● ex “Soui-manga brun et blanc” of Audebert & Vieillot 1802 (syn. Leptocoma zeylonica).

nigroalba / nigroalbus

L. niger black; albus white.

rufalbus

L. rufus rufous; albus white.

tetricialbus

Portmanteau of specific names Lyrurus tetrix (Linnaeus 1758) and Lagopus albus (J. Gmelin 1789) (= syn. Lagopus lagopus) (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.) (hybrid Lagopus lagopus x Lyrurus tetrix).

urogalloalbus

Portmanteau of specific names Tetrao urogallus Linnaeus 1758 and Tetrao albus J. Gmelin 1789 (= syn. Lagopus lagopus) (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.) (hybrid Tetrao urogallus x Lagopus lagopus).