Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
Gr. χλωρος khlōros green; L. saturatus rich, full < satur, satura rich, copious < satis enough.
L. per- very; saturatus richly coloured < saturare to satiate.
L. saturatus richly coloured, darker coloured, intensely coloured < satur, satura rich, copious < satis enough.
● “In my description of this Cuckoo [Cuculus micropterus] ...I considered certain dark ash-coloured specimens to be merely the old birds of the species ...Mr Hodgson, however, thinks differently, having lately forwarded similar examples by the designation C. saturatus” (Blyth 1843) (Cuculus).