Topknot Pigeon

Topknot Pigeon / Lopholaimus antarcticus

Topknot Pigeon

Here the details of the Topknot Pigeon named bird below:

SCI Name:  Lopholaimus antarcticus
Protonym:  Columba Antarctica Zool.NewHolland 1 p.15 pl.5
Taxonomy:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  toppig1
Type Locality:  No locality = New South Wales.
Publish Year:  1793
IUCN Status:  


(Columbidae; Ϯ Topknot Pigeon L. antarcticus) Gr. λοφος lophos  tuft, crest; λαιμος laimos  throat; "LOPHOLAIMUS ANTARCTICUS, G. R. Gray  Top-knot Pigeon.   Columba antarctica, Shaw, Zool. of New Holl., pl. 5.   Columba dilopha, Temm. in Linn. Trans., vol. xiii. p. 124, and Pl. Col. 162.—Shaw, Gen. Zool., vol. xiv. p. 279.—Wagl. Syst. Av. sp. 11.   Lophorhynchus dilophus, Swains. Class. of Birds, vol. ii. p. 348.   ——— antarcticus, G. R. Gray, List of Gen. of Birds, 1st Edit., p. 58.   Lopholaimus antarcticus, G. R. Gray, Ibid. Appendix to 2nd Edit., p. 12.   Top-knot Pigeon of the Colonists of New South Wales.   ...   Crest over the nostrils, sides of the head, neck, breast, and under surfaces silvery grey, the feathers of the neck and breast being hackled, and admitting the darker colouring of their bases to be perceived through the interstices; elongated crest at the occiput rust-red" (Gould 1841); "Before Lophorhynchus place LOPHOLAIMUS , G. R. Gray (1841); the type as L. antarcticus (Shaw), G. R. Gray, &c." (G. Gray 1842); "Lopholaimus Gould, Bds. Austr., pt. 5, 1841, pl. [7] (= 5, pl. 61 of bound vol.). Type, by monotypy, Columba antarctica Shaw. (New name for Lophorhynchus Swainson, 1837, not of Vieillot, 1816.)" (Peters 1937, III, 55).
Var. Lopholaemus, Lopholemus.
Synon. Lophorynchus.

antarctica / antarcticus
L. antarcticus  southern, antarctic  < Gr. ανταρκτικος antarktikos  antarctic  < αντι anti  opposite; αρκτος arktos  north.
● Tierra del Fuego; ex “Antarctic Goose” of Latham 1785 (syn. Chloephaga hybrida).
● Antarctic Ocean; ex “Procellaria glacialis, var. β” of Latham 1790 (syn. Fulmarus glacialoides).
● "The vast Island or rather Continent of Australia, Australasia, or New Holland ... Antarctic Pigeon ... Its most distinguishing character is the elegant semi-pendent occipital crest" (Shaw 1794) (Lopholaimus).
● Falklands Is., New Zealand and New Holland; ex “Statenland Eagle” of Latham 1781 (syn. Phalcoboenus australis).
● Within the Antarctic Circle between lat. 36º S and 61º S; ex “Petrel brun et blanc” of de Bougainville 1771, “Antarctic Peteril” of Cook 1777, and Latham 1785, and “Pétrel Antarctique” or “Damier brun” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Thalassoica).