Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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albistriata / albistriatus

L. albus  white; striatus  striated  < striare  to striate  < stria  furrow.
● ex “Etourneau des Terres Magellaniques” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Sturnella loyca).

angustistriata

L. angustus  narrow; striatus  striated  < striare  to striate  < stria  furrow.

atrostriata

L. ater  black; striatus  striated  < striare  to striate  < stria  furrow.

bistriata / bistriatus

Mod. L. bistriatus  double-striped, with two striations  < L. bi-  two-, double-  < bis  twice; striatus  striated  < striare  to striate  < stria  furrow.

cyanostriata

L. cyanos  lapis lazuli  < Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; striatus  striated  < striare  to striate  < stria  furrow.

dorsostriata / dorsostriatus

L. dorsum  back; striatus  striated  < striare  to striate  < stria  furrow.

estriata

L. e or ex   without; striatus  striated  < striare  to striate  < stria  furrow (cf. specific name Loxia striata Linnaeus, 1766) (syn. Lonchura striata).

flavostriata / flavostriatus

L. flavus yellow, golden-yellow; striatus striated  < striare to furrow  < stria furrow.

griseistriata

Med. L. griseum grey; L. striatus striated  < striare  to striate  < stria  furrow, groove.

latistriata / latistriatus

L. latus broad; striatus striated < striare to striate < stria furrow.

magnistriata

L. magnus  great; striatus  striated  < striare  to striate  < stria  furrow.

multistriata / multistriatus

L. multi-  many  < multus  much; striatus  striated  < striare  to striate  < stria  furrow.

multostriata / multostriatus

L. multus  much; striatus striated  < striare  to striate  < stria  furrow.

nigrostriata / nigrostriatus

L. niger  black; striatus  striated  < striare  to striate  < stria  furrow.

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