Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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melanops

Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  face.
● ex “Rollier à Masque Noir” or “Kaialora de la Nouvelle Hollande” of Levaillant 1802, and “Black-faced Crow” of Latham 1802 (subsp. Coracina novaehollandiae).
● ex “Streaked Falcon” of Latham 1787 (Leucopternis).
● ex “Ypacahá cara negra” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 373 (Porphyriops).
● ex “Lindo pardo copete amarillo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 101 (Trichothraupis).

Melanopsar

(syn. Icterus Ϯ Moriche Oriole I. chrysocephalus) Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; ψαρ psar, ψαρος psaros  starling; "3. Melanopsar.   7. PENDULINUS CHRYSOCEPHALUS (Linnæus).  ...  Adult ♂.  Black; head above, rump, shoulders and tibiæ bright yellow" (Cassin 1867).

melanopsis

Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; οψις opsis  face.
● Specific name Atlaptes melanops Valqui & Fjeldså, 1999 (= syn. Atlapetes melanopsis); Gr. οψις opsis appearance (Atlapetes).
ex “Black-faced Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Dryonastes chinensis).