Spotted Bowerbird

Spotted Bowerbird / Chlamydera maculata

Spotted Bowerbird

Here the details of the Spotted Bowerbird named bird below:

SCI Name:  Chlamydera maculata
Protonym:  Calodera maculata Syn.BirdsAustr. pt1 pl.6
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Ptilonorhynchidae /
Taxonomy Code:  spobow1
Type Locality:  'New Holland'' [= Liverpool Plains, New South Wales].
Publish Year:  1837
IUCN Status:  


(Ptilonorhynchidae; Spotted Bowerbird C. maculata) Gr. χλαμυς khlamus, χλαμυδος khlamudos  short cloak; δερα dera  neck (see Calodera); "CALODERA MACULATA, GouldSpotted Calodera.   ...   the two species, which are all that are at present known, will stand as Calodera nuchalis, (Ptilonorhynchus nuchalis, Jard. & Selb.) and Calodera maculata   ...   REMARK.  Since I characterized this species in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society, I have been informed that the term Calodera has already been applied to a genus in Entomology: if therefore it should be deemed objectionable in the present case, I would beg to substitute that of Chlamydera." (Gould 1837) (OD per Laurent Raty); "Chlamydera Gould, 1837, Birds Austr. Adj. Islands, Pt. i, pl. 3, (note).  New name for Calodera Gould, 1837, preoccupied by Calodera Mannerheim, 1830 (Coleoptera)." (JAJ 2020).
Var. Chlamidera, Chlamydodera.
Synon. Alphachlamydera, Calodera, Pseudochlamydera, Rogersornis.

L. maculatus spotted, blotched < maculare to make spotted < macula spot (cf. Late Med. L. maculatus reticulated, chain-mailed).
● ex “Pivote ortolane de Provence” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 654, fig. 2, “Pivote ortolane” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “”Spotted Wheat-ear” of Latham 1783 (?syn. Anthus trivialis).
● ex “Barbu à ventre tacheté de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 746, fig. 1 (syn. Bucco tamatia).
● ex “Crabier tacheté de la Martinique” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 912, and “Crabier vert tacheté” of de Buffon 1770-1786 (syn. Butorides striata virescens).
● ex “Soui-manga varié” of Audebert & Vieillot 1802 (syn. Chalcomitra fuliginosa).
● ex “Spotted-winged Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Chasiempis sandwichensis).
● ex “Cock Purple-breasted Manakin” of Edwards 1764, and “Cotinga du Brésil” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 188 (Cotinga).
● ex “Gobe-mouche noir de Lorraine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 565, figs. 2, 3 (syn. Ficedula hypoleuca).
● ex “Matkneltzel” and “Matkern” of Willughby 1676 and Ray 1713, “Porphyrio punctulatus” of Brisson 1760, and “Speckled Gallinule” of Latham 1785 (syn. Gallinula chloropus).
● ex “Hatí manchado” (= ☼) of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 415 (syn. Sternula superciliaris).
● ex “Paloma parda manchada” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 322 (syn. Zenaida auriculata chrysauchenia).