Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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caerulescens

Unattested L. caerulescens, caerulescentis  bluish (neither caerulescere nor caerulescens have been found in Classical Latin, but their existence may be inferred from caeruleus  azure-blue, by the example, amongst others, of rufus  red, ruddy, giving rufescere  to become reddish, and rufescens  reddish).
● ex “Blue-winged Goose” of Edwards 1748 (Anser).
● ex “Fork-tailed Indian Butcher-bird” of Edwards 1747 (Dicrurus).
● ex “Blue Roller” of Latham 1785 (syn. Eurystomus glaucurus).
● ex “Héron bleuâtre de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, “Crabier bleu à cou brun” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Blue Heron” of Latham 1785 (syn. Florida caerulea).
● ex “Little Black-and-orange-coloured Hawk” of Edwards 1743-1751 (Microhierax).
● ex “Blue-necked Rail” of Latham 1785 (Rallus).
● ex "Fauvette bleuâtre de S. Domingue" of de Buffon 1770-1783, and "Blue-grey Warbler" of Latham 1783 (Setophaga).
● ex “Batara negro y aplomado” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 213 (Thamnophilus).
● ex “Caerulean Creeper” of Latham 1801 (syn. Zosterops lateralis).

fuscocaerulescens

L. fuscus dusky, dark; inferred L. caerulescens bluish < caeruleus blue.
● ex “Alconcillo obscuro azulejo” (= ☼) of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 40 (syn. Falco femoralis).