Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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albicincta / albicinctus

L. albus  white; cinctus  girdle  < cingere  to encircle.

albocincta / albocinctus

L. albus white; cinctus banded, girdled < cingere to encircle.

alticincta

L. alticinctus  high-girded (i.e. active, busy)  < altus  high  < alere  to nourish; cinctus  girdle  < cingere  to encircle.

arcticincta

L. arctus (properly artus)  narrow, small; cinctus  girdle  < cingere  to encircle.

aureicincta / aureicinctus

L. aureus  golden  < aurum  gold; cinctus  girdled, wreathed  < cingere  to encircle.

aureocincta / aureocinctus

L. aureus  golden  < aurum  gold; cinctus  girdled, wreathed  < cingere  to encircle.

bicincta / bicinctus

Mod. L. bicinctus  double-banded, double-barred  < L. bi-  two-, double-  < bis  twice; cinctus  girdled, banded  < cingere  to encircle.

cincta

L. cinctus  girdled, belted, wreathed, banded  < cingere  to encircle.
● ex “Soui-manga à ceinture orangée” of Audebert & Vieillot 1802 (syn. Cinnyris asiaticus).
● ex “Cotinga du Brésil” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 188 (syn. Cotinga maculata).
● ex “Figuier cendré de Canada” of Brisson 1760, “Figuier à ceinture” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Belted Warbler” of Latham 1783 and Pennant 1785 (syn. Dendroica coronata).
● ex “Hirondelle brune à collier du Cap de Bonne Espérance” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 723, fig. 1 (Neophedina).
● ex "Philédon à écharpe" of Dubus de Ghisignies 1839 (Notiomystis).

circumcincta / circumcinctus

L. circumcinctus enclosed, surrounded < circumcingere to enclose.

flavicincta

L. flavus yellow, golden-yellow; cinctus banded, girdled  < cingere  to encircle.

flavocincta / flavocinctus

L. flavus yellow, golden-yellow; cinctus girdled, banded < cingere to encircle.

incincta / incinctus

L. incinctus  girdled  < incingere  to surround  < cingere  to encircle.

laticincta

L. latus broad; cinctus girdled < cingere to encircle.

nigricincta / nigricinctus

L. niger black; cinctus girdled < cingere to encircle.

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