Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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curvirostra / curvirostre / curvirostris

L. curvus  curved, bent; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.
● ex “Sirli du Cap de Bonne Espérance” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Certhilauda).
● ex "Loxia" of Gessner 1555, Aldrovandus 1599, Charleton 1668, and Willughby 1676, "Sheld-Apple" or "Crosse-Bill" of Ray 1713, "Cross-Bill. Loxia" of Albin 1731, and "Loxia rostro forficato" of Linnaeus 1746 (Loxia).
● ex “Malkoha Rouverdin” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 225 (Phaenicophaeus).
● ex "Hook-billed Pigeon" of Latham 1783 (Treron).
● ex “Loggerhead” of Sloane 1725, and “Grande Sitelle à bec crochu” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (?syn. Tyrannus caudifasciatus).
● ex “Collurio madagascariensis” of Brisson 1760 (Vanga).

decurvirostris

L. de  down; curvus  curved; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.

recurvirostra / recurvirostris

L. recurvus  bent backwards  < recurvare  to bend; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.
● ex “Jamaica Shoveler” of Latham 1785 (syn. Oxyura jamaicensis).