Synonyms for melanoleucos or Related words with melanoleucos
Examples of "melanoleucos"
The pied falconet, ("Microhierax
") is a species of bird of prey in the family Falconidae.
The black-and-white bulbul ("Pycnonotus
") is a species of songbird in the family Pycnonotidae.
The crimson-crested woodpecker ("Campephilus
") is a very large woodpecker which is a resident breeding bird from Panama south to northern border regions of Argentina, and on Trinidad.
The little pied cormorant, little shag or kawaupaka ("Microcarbo
") is a common Australasian waterbird, found around the coasts, islands, estuaries, and inland waters of Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and around the islands of the south-western Pacific and the subantarctic. It is a small short-billed cormorant usually black above and white below with a yellow bill and small crest, although a mostly black white-throated form predominates in New Zealand. Three subspecies are recognised. Until recently most authorities referred to this species as "Phalacrocorax
A study of accipitrid skeletons found procoracoid incisurae (as opposed to foramina) in some specimens of the eagles "Aquila gurneyi" and "A. chrysaetos", but not in four other "Aquila" species. The notch was variably open or weakly ossified in "Spizastur
", "Lophoaetus occipitalis", "Spizaetus ornatus", and "Stephanoaetus coronatus". Also the buteonine hawks "Buteo brachyurus" and "B. hemilasius" had incisurae, differing from 17 other "Buteo" species.
In most of its range, it is most likely confused with the crimson-crested woodpecker ("Campephilus
"), which is similar in plumage and size. In the female of that species, the light face line is far broader, and the white shoulder lines meet on the back lower back (forming a "V"). The male crimson-crested woodpecker is quite different with its almost entirely red head.
The pied harrier ("Circus
") is an Asian species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is migratory, breeding from the Amur valley in eastern Russia and north-eastern China to North Korea. Wintering individuals can be found in a wide area from Pakistan to Philippines. The population consists of approximately 10,000 individuals and the number is thought to be in moderate decline.
Its scientific name is Latinized Ancient Greek and means "black-and-white crane-eagle" or (if called "Buteo
") "black-and-white buzzard": "Geranoaetus" comes from Ancient Greek "géranos" (γέρανoς), "crane" + "aetós" (ἆετός), "eagle". The "crane" reference is due to its grey upper wings and its loud cries. The alternative genus name "Buteo" is simply the Latin term used for these hawks in Ancient Rome, translating as "buzzard" (in the European sense). "melanoleucus" is from Ancient Greek "mélan-" (μέλαν-), "black-" + "leukós" (λευκός), "white". This refers to the contrasting coloration when seen from below.
The little pied cormorant is a small cormorant measuring with a shorter bill and longer tail than the little black cormorant; it has a small black crest. It is found in two morphs in New Zealand. Subspecies "
" and "brevicauda" are found only in a pied morph, black (with a slight green tinge) above and white beneath. This is also found in subspecies "brevirostris", but in this form the melanistic morph is much more common. In this form the entire plumage is black with a greenish tinge except for the sides of the head, chin, throat and upper neck; the bill is yellow with black on top. Intermediate forms are also found.
Extinct "darters" from Mauritius and Australia known only from bones were described as "Anhinga nana" ("Mauritian darter") and "Anhinga parva". But these are actually misidentified bones of the long-tailed cormorant ("Microcarbo/Phalacrocorax africanus") and the little pied cormorant ("M./P.
"), respectively. In the former case, however, the remains are larger than those of the geographically closest extant population of long-tailed cormorants on Madagascar: they thus might belong to an extinct subspecies (Mauritian cormorant), which would have to be called "Microcarbo africanus nanus" (or "Phalacrocorax a. nanus") – quite ironically, as the Latin term "nanus" means "dwarf". The Late Pleistocene ""Anhinga laticeps"" is not specifically distinct from the Australasian darter; it might have been a large paleosubspecies of the last ice age.
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