Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
L. celatus hidden < celare to hide.
● "This bird is distinguished by the colour of the feathers on the crown of the head, which are of a fulvous colour, tipped with the same colour as that of the neck and back, so that the fulvous colour does not appear at first sight" (Say 1822) (Leiothlypis).
L. elatus elevated, raised up, exalted < efferre to lift up.
● ex “Mésange huppée de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 708, fig. 2, and “Roitelet mésange” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Tyrannulus).
L. flavus yellow, golden-yellow; velatus veiled < velare to cover.
L. praelatus displayed, brought to light < praeferre to bring to light.
L. rufus rufous; velatus veiled < velare to cover < velum veil.
L. tessellatus chequered, tessellated < tessella very small paving stone < tessera cube, mosaic < Gr. τεσσαρες tessares four.
L. velatus veiled < velare to cover < velum covering.
● ex “Contramaestre verde pecho de oro” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 155 (subsp. Geothlypis aequinoctialis).
● ex “Merle des Moluques” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 257 (syn. Pitta moluccensis).