Oriole Warbler

Oriole Warbler / Hypergerus atriceps

Oriole Warbler

Here the details of the Oriole Warbler named bird below:

SCI Name:  Hypergerus atriceps
Protonym:  Moho atriceps TraitedOrn. livr.8 p.646
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Cisticolidae /
Taxonomy Code:  oriwar2
Type Locality:  Des iles de la mer du Sud; error: Gold Coast (= Ghana), fide Bannerman and Bates, 1924, Ibis, p. 244.
Publish Year:  1831
IUCN Status:  


(Cisticolidae; Oriole Warbler H. atriceps) Gr. ὑπεργηρως hupergērōs  ancient, extremely old  < ὑπερ huper  exceeding; γηρας gēras, γηρως gērōs  old age; alluding to the silver-haired appearance of the Oriole Warbler.  Reichenbach's 1850, plate LIV, labelled Turdinae: Pycnonotinae, illustrates the scaly head of this large warbler; "Hypergerus Reichenbach, 1850, Avium Systema Naturale, pl. LIV (no specific names given).  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 44), Moho atriceps Lesson, 1831." (JAJ 2021).
Synon. Hypochloreus.

L. ater  black; -ceps  -capped, -headed  < caput, capitis  head.