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Subspecies Calyptorhynchus (Zanda) funereus xanthanotus Gould, 1838

  • Calyptorhynchus xanthanotus Gould, J. 1838. Descriptions of new species of Australian Birds. Principally in the author's collection, with characters of several new genera. In, A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia, and the Adjacent Islands. London : J. Gould. Pt IV Appendix pp. 1-8 [published Apr. 1838, publication dated as 1837–1838] [5] [first read in proceedings of meeting of Zoological Society of London, Dec. 26, 1837, but not published until Dec. 1838 in Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1837: 138–157 (151), see Sclater, P.L. 1893. List of the dates of delivery of the sheets of the "Proceedings" of the Zoological Society of London, from the commencement in 1830 to 1859 inclusive. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1893: 435–440—name there spelled xanthonotus and in all subsequent publications by Gould, but original spelling kept as correct under ICZN Art. 32(b)(c); also spelled xanthotus by Schlegel, H. 1861. Einige Worte über die Schwarz-Kakatu's und über die Paradiesvögel. Journal of Ornithology 9: 377–387 (380), and unavailable as not treated as valid when proposed, see ICZN Art. 11(d); based on both sexes from reference to 'bill in some specimens white, in others blackish brown' in original description; ANSP 22187, a male from TAS, chosen as lectotype by Stone, W. in Stone, W. & Mathews, G.M. 1913. A list of the species of Australian birds described by John Gould, with the location of the type-specimens. Austral Avian Records 1: 129–180, but this specimen is one of those figured several years later on pl. 12 in Gould, J. 1848. The Birds of Australia. London : J. Gould 5 92 pls pp. [published Sept. 1841], not necessarily or even probably part of the type series, cf. Meyer de Schauensee, R. 1957. On some avian types, principally Gould's, in the collection of the Academy. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 109: 123–246].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) whereabouts unknown & adults (dispersed), TAS (as Van Diemen's Land).
    Compiled from secondary source:
     Sclater, P.L. 1893. List of the dates of delivery of the sheets of the "Proceedings" of the Zoological Society of London, from the commencement in 1830 to 1859 inclusive. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1893: 435-440; Schlegel, H. 1861. Einige Worte über die Schwarz-Kakatu's und über die Paradiesvögel. Journal of Ornithology 9: 377-387; Stone, W. in Stone, W. & Mathews, G.M. 1913. A list of the species of Australian birds described by John Gould, with the location of the type-specimens. Austral Avian Records 1: 129-180 [Date published 28 Feb 1913]; Gould, J. 1848. The Birds of Australia. London : J. Gould Vol. 5 92 pls. [published Sept. 1841]; Meyer de Schauensee, R. 1957. On some avian types, principally Gould's, in the collection of the Academy. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 109: 123-246.

 

Distribution

Extra Distribution Information

All TAS, King Is. and Furneaux group.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)

IBRA

Tas: Ben Lomond (BEL), Flinders (FLI), King (KIN), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE)

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Tasmania

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, arthropod-feeder, diurnal, granivore, gregarious, low woodland, nomadic, open forest, tall forest, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Seasonal breeder, sexually dimorphic, feeds arboreally mainly on wood-boring larvae of cossid moths and cerambycid beetles, also seeds of proteads and conifers, flies above forest canopy with slow buoyant wing beats and protracted glides, roosts in small groups, nests in large hollows lined with wood chips, female alone broods and feeds yellow-downed chicks, wanders locally and regionally to seasonal food sources.