White-faced Starling

White-faced Starling / Sturnornis albofrontatus

White-faced Starling

Here the details of the White-faced Starling named bird below:

SCI Name:  Sturnornis albofrontatus
Protonym:  Heterornis albofrontata Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(2), 13 p.217
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Sturnidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whfsta2
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  1854
IUCN Status:  


(Sturnidae; Ϯ White-faced Starling S. albofrontatus) Genus Sturnia Lesson, 1837, starling; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Subgenus STURNORNIS.  Bill larger, longer, and less compressed than in Sturnia; the culmen straighter; under mandible stout. Tail longer in proportion to the wings, with the under tail-coverts less lengthened than in Sturnia; 2nd quill considerably shorter than the 3rd, which is the longest.  ... STURNORNIS SENEX.  (THE WHITE-HEADED STARLING.) (Peculiar to Ceylon.)  Pastor senex, Bonap. Consp. Av. p. 419 (1850) (ex Temm. Mus. Lugd.)  Hetærornis albofrontata, Layard, Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 1854, xiii. p. 217.  ...  Obs. This species has of late been placed in the genus Sturnia (Temenuchus); but inasmuch as it differs markedly in the points above indicated, I have placed it in a new subgenus; the feathers of the head and occiput are likewise not so attenuated as in typical Sturnia." (Legge 1879); "STURNORNIS Legge, 1879  M — Sturnornis senex Legge, 1879; type by monotypy = Hetaerornis albofrontata E. L. Layard, 1854." (Dickinson & Christidis (eds.) 2014, 574).

albofrontata / albofrontatus
L. albus  white; Mod. L. frontatus  browed, fronted  < L. frons, frontis  forehead, brow.