The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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Aedonis

(Muscicapidae; syn. Luscinia Common Nightingale L. megarhynchos) L. aëdon, aëdonis  nightingale  < Gr. αηδων αηδων aēdōn, αηδονος aēdonos  nightingale, songstress  < αειδω aeidō  to sing; "Aëdonis luscinia, Nightingale.   Aëdonis hortensis, Pettychaps.   Aëdonis garrula, Babillard.   Aëdonis atricapilla, Blackcap." (Morris 1837) (OD per Björn Bergenholtz); "Aëdonis F. O. Morris, 1837, The Naturalist (ed. N. Wood), II (9), p. 126. New name for Luscinia T. Forster, 1817." (JAJ 2019) (see Seiren).   
Var. Aedon.


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