Norfolk Island Gerygone

Norfolk Island Gerygone / Gerygone modesta

Norfolk Island Gerygone

Here the details of the Norfolk Island Gerygone named bird below:

SCI Name:  Gerygone modesta
Protonym:  Gerygone modesta Sitz.K.Akad.Wiss.Wien 41 p.320
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Acanthizidae /
Taxonomy Code:  noiger1
Type Locality:  Norfolk Island.
Publish Year:  1860
IUCN Status:  


(Acanthizidae; Ϯ White-throated Gerygone G. olivacea) Gr. γηρυγονος gērugonos  echoes  < γηρυω gēruō  to sing; γονη gonē  offspring, child; "I found it in considerable numbers in every part of the Upper Hunter district, nearly always among the gum-trees, and constantly uttering a peculiar and not very harmonious strain" (Gould 1865); "These birds having been characterised by me under the generic name of Psilopus; but that term having been previously employed in Entomology I propose to alter it to Gerygone" (Gould 1841); "Gerygone Gould, 1841, in G. Grey, Journ. Two Exped. Discovery Northwest Western Australia, 2, p. 417, note. New name for Psilopus Gould, 1838, preoccupied by Psilopus Meigen, 1824." (Mayr in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 444).  
Var. Gerigone, Gerypont.
Synon. Ethelornis, Hapolorhynchus, Leptotodus, Maorigerygone, Ostiarius, Pseudogerygone, Psilopus, Royigerygone, Tinamulus, Wilsonavis.

modesta / modestum / modestus
L. modestus  plain, modest, unassuming  < modus  measure, standard.