Peruvian Booby

Peruvian Booby / Sula variegata

Peruvian Booby

Here the details of the Peruvian Booby named bird below:

SCI Name:  Sula variegata
Protonym:  Dysporus variegatus Arch.Naturgesch. 9 p.390
Taxonomy:  Suliformes / Sulidae /
Taxonomy Code:  perboo1
Type Locality:  Islands off the coast of Peru.
Publish Year:  1843
IUCN Status:  


(Sulidae; Ϯ Brown Booby S. leucogaster) Norwegian name Sula for a gannet  < Old Norse Súla. The suppositions that this name is derived either from Gr. συλαω sulaō  to rob, or from Gaelic souler  sharp-sighted, are erroneous. In fact, the gannets Morus no longer hold this generic tag, which is restricted to the tropical and subtropical boobies; "LE FOU.  ...  SULA" (Brisson 1760): based on "Booby" of Catesby 1731, "Stultus" of Barrère 1741 and 1745, "Plancus Morus" of Klein 1750, and Pelecanus Piscator Linnaeus, 1758; "Sula, Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 60; 6, 1760, p. 494. Type, by tautonymy, "Sula" = Sula leucogaster Boddaert." (Peters 1931, I, 83).   
Var. Suca.   
Synon. Abeltera, Anaethetus, Dysporus, Hemisula, Parasula, Piscatrix, Prophalacrocorax, Pseudosula, Sularius.

● Sula-Besi, Sula Is., Moluccas (Edolisoma).
● Norwegian name Sula for a gannet < Old Norse Súla; ex “Anseri bassano congener fusca avis” of Ray 1713, and Sloane 1725, “Booby” of Catesby 1731, “Anaethetus major melinus, subtus albidus, rostro serrato” of Browne 1756, and “Sula” or “Fou” of Brisson 1760 (Sula).

L. variegatus  variegated  < variare  to variegate  < varius  various, diverse.
● ex “Avicula americana, variis coloribus picta” of Seba 1734-1765, “Certhia americana varia” of Brisson 1760, “Guit-guit varié” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Variegated Creeper” of Latham 1782 (?syn. Coereba flaveola).
● ex “Variegated Lory” of Latham 1781 (syn. Eos squamata).
ex “Garza varia” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 361 (syn. Ixobrychus involucris).
● ex “Lavandière Variée” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 179 (syn. Motacilla maderaspatana).
● ex “Variegated Tanager” of Latham 1783 (syn. Piranga rubra).
● ex “Guirapunga” of Marcgrave 1648, and “Averano” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Procnias averano).
● ex “Variegated Goose” of Latham 1785 (Tadorna).
● ex “Fringilla varia novae Hispaniae of Brisson 1760, “Touite” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Variegated Finch” of Latham 1783 (unident.).