Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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perspicillata / perspicillatum / perspicillatus

Mod. L. perspicillatus  spectacled  < L. perspicillum  lens, spectacle  < perspicere  to see through.
● ex “Merle de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 604, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Spectacle Thrush” of Latham 1783 (Garrulax).
● ex “Clignot” or “Traquet à lunette” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Spectacle Warbler” of Latham 1783 (Hymenops).
● ex “Great Black Duck from Hudson’s Bay” of Edwards 1749 (Melanitta).
● ex “Spectacle-Owl” of Latham 1787 (Pulsatrix).
● ex “Gobe-Mouche à Lunettes” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 152 (syn. Rhipidura javanica).