Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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nigroplumbeus

L. niger  black; plumbeus  plumbeous, lead-coloured  < plumbum  lead.

plumbeum / plumbeus

L. plumbeus  plumbeous, lead-coloured  < plumbum  lead.
● ex “Brown-fronted Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Eupsittula pertinax).
● ex “Red Leg’d Thrush. Turdus viscivorus plumbeus” of Catesby 1731 (Turdus).

semiplumbea / semiplumbeus

L. semi-  half-  < semis, semissis  half  < as, assis  whole; plumbeus  leaden  < plumbum  lead.

subplumbea / subplumbeus

L. sub  beneath; plumbeus  lead-coloured  < plumbum  lead (cf. Mod.L. subplumbeus  pale grey).