Hooded Plover

Hooded Plover / Thinornis cucullatus

Hooded Plover

Here the details of the Hooded Plover named bird below:

SCI Name:  Thinornis cucullatus
Protonym:  Charadrius cucullatus Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 27 p.136
Taxonomy:  Charadriiformes / Charadriidae /
Taxonomy Code:  hooplo2
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  1818
IUCN Status:  


(Charadriidae; Ϯ Shore Plover T. novaeseelandiae) Gr. θις this, θινος thinos  beach; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "THINORNIS.  Bill long, slender, scarcely swollen at the apex, which is acute; the nostrils lateral, basal, placed in a nasal groove that extends for two-thirds of the bill.  Wings long, pointed, and with the first and second quill nearly equal and longest.  Tail long and rounded.  Tarsi as long as, or shorter than, the middle toe, and strong.  Toes long, strong, united at the base and margined on the sides, the hind toe wanting.  These birds differ from Hiaticula, in the length and slenderness of their bills, and in the strength and shortness of their tarsi, and also in the strength of their toes.   THINORNIS ROSSII.  ...  A single specimenof this bird was brought by the Expedition from Auckland Island.  THINORNIS NOVÆ SEELANDIÆ.  ... "Habitat ad ostia rivulorum et littora maris glareosa in insula australi Novæ Zeelandiæ in Portu Obscuro." Forst." According to Forster's drawing it is called by the natives Doodooroo attoo, and was found at Queen Charlotte's Bay. Mr. Percy Earl found a pair of this, what he terms very rare, species, on the coast between Tairi and Otago, South Island. It was called by the natives Kukuruatu. (G. Gray 1845); "Thinornis G. R. Gray, Voy. 'Erebus' and 'Terror,' Bds., 1845, p. 11. Type, by monotypy, Thinornis rossii G. R. Gray = Charadrius novae-seelandiae Gmelin." (Peters 1934, II, 257).

cucullata / cucullatus
Late L. cucullatus  hooded, cowled  < L. cucullus  hood.
● ex “Cap-noir” of Audebert & Vieillot 1802 (syn. Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris).
● ex “Hirondelle à tête rousse du Cap de Bonne Espérance” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 723, fig. 2 (Cecropis).
● ex “Moineau de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 181, fig. 1 (Coryphospingus).
● ex “Perruche à chaperon bleu” of Levaillant 1801-1805 (syn. Eos squamata).
● "62. MERGUS.  ...  cucullatus.  1. M. crista globosa utrinque alba, corpore supra fusco, subtus albo.  Anas cristatus. Catesb. car. I. p. 94. t. 94.  Habitat in America." (Linnaeus 1758) (Lophodytes).
● ex “Hooded Flycatcher” of Latham 1801 (Melanodryas).
● ex Loxia coronata of Miller 1776, “Cardinal Dominicain huppé de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 103, and “Crested Cardinal” of Brown 1776 (syn. Paroaria coronata).
● ex “Pinçon du Sénégal” of Brisson 1760, and “Troupiale du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781 (Ploceus).
● "86. STRUTHIO.  ...  cucullatus.  4. S. pedibus tetradactylis, omnibus unguiculatis.  Gallus gallinaceus peregrinus. Clus. exot. 99. t. 100. Olear. mus. 23. t. 13. f. 5.  Cygnus cucullatus. Nieremb. nat. 231. Raj. av. 37.  Dronte. Bont. jav. 70.  Habitat in India." (Linnaeus 1758) (‡Raphus).
● ex “Gros-bec appelé la Nonnette” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 393, fig. 3 (?syn. Sporophila americana).