Spotted Whistling-Duck

Spotted Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna guttata

Spotted Whistling-Duck

Here the details of the Spotted Whistling-Duck named bird below:

SCI Name:  Dendrocygna guttata
Protonym:  Dendrocygna guttata Mus.Hist.Pays-BasRev.Meth.Crit.Coll. livr.8 Anseres no.31 p.85
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  spwduc1
Type Locality:  Celebes.
Publish Year:  1866
IUCN Status:  


(Anatidae; Ϯ Wandering Whistling Duck D. arcuata) Gr. δενδρον dendron  tree; L. cygnus or cycnus  swan   < Gr. κυκνος kuknos  swan (cf. genus Cygnus Bechstein, 1803, swan); ""Dendrocygna" est vox hybrida; nomen enim græcum κυκνος, literis latinis scriptum, fit cycnus. Cygnus est nomen latinum." (Sundevall 1873);  "DENDROCYGNA, Sw. Tree Ducks.  Bill resembling that of a duck. Nostrils near the base. Feet lengthened. The toes long, and projecting beyond the membrane. Claws long, slender, and but slightly curved. Hind toe lengthened.  D. arcuata. Horsf. Java. (fig. 325.)   arborea. Edw. pl. 193" (Swainson 1837); "Dendrocygna Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 365. Type, by subsequent designation, Anas arcuata Horsfield. (Eyton, Monogr. Anat., 1838, p. 28.)" (Peters, 1931, I, p. 152).
Var. Dendrocygnus, Dendrocycna.
Synon. Ctenanas, Dendronessa, Lamprocygna, Leptotarsis, Nesocygna, Prosopocygna, Stagonocygna.

L. guttatus  spotted, speckled  < gutta  drop, spot.
● ex “Héoro-taire moucheté” of Audebert & Vieillot 1802 (unident., ?Zosteropidae, ?Meliphagidae).