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bicolor

L. bicolor, bicoloris  bicoloured  < bi-  two-  < bis  twice; color, coloris  colour; epithet usually given to spp. with white underparts and contrastingly darker upperparts.
● ex “Crested Titmouse” of Catesby 1731, and “Mésange hupée de la Caroline” of Brisson 1760 (Baeolophus).
● ex “Coucal Noirou” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 220 (syn. Centropus nigrorufus).
● ex “Colibri Nr. 2” of Fermin 1769, “Saphir-émeraude” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Sapphire-and-Emerald Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (Cyanophaia).
● ex “Pic varié de la Encénade” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 748, fig.1, and “Encenada Woodpecker” of Latham 1782 (syn. Dendrocopos lignarius).
● ex “Pato roxo y negro” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 436 (Dendrocygna).
● ex “Ramier blanc mangeur de muscade de la Nouvelle Guinée” of Sonnerat 1776 (Ducula).
● ex “Gobe-mouche à ventre blanc de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 566, fig. 3, and de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Black and white Fly-catcher” of Edwards 1758, and Latham 1783 (syn. Fluvicola pica).
● ex "Merle brun du Cap de Bonne Espérance" of de Buffon 1770-1783, and "White-rumped Thrush" of Latham 1783 (Lamprotornis).
● ex "Bahama Sparrow" of Catesby 1731 (Melanospiza).
● ex “Petit Guêpier du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 318 (?syn. Merops hirundineus).
● ex “Guêpier de l’isle de France” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 252 (syn. Merops viridis).
● ex “Schet Noir” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 148 (syn. Terpsiphone mutata).

bicoloratus

Mod. L. bicoloratus  having two colours  < L. bicolor, bicoloris  bicoloured, two-coloured  < bi-  two-  < bis  twice; color, coloris  colour.

Bicolornis

(syn. Crateroscelis Ϯ Bicoloured Mouse Warbler C. nigrorufa) L. bicolor, bicoloris  bicoloured  < bi-  two-  < bis  twice; color, coloris  colour; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird.

caerebicolor

Genus Caereba auct., honeycreeper; L. color, coloris  colour; "DACNIS CÆREBICOLOR  ...This new species offers a striking resemblance to the last [Dacnis cayana] in the distribution of its colours, but the thalassine-blue is replaced by a dark indigo, the same as in the species of the genus Cæreba [= Cyanerpes], whence I have named it cærebicolor" (P. Sclater 1851) (subsp. Dacnis cayana).

coerebicolor

Genus Coereba auct., honeycreeper; L. color, coloris  colour (see caerebicolor).

subbicolor

L. sub  underneath, somewhat; bicolor, bicoloris  bicoloured  < bi-  double  < bis  twice; color, coloris  colour.