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Some additional etymological information – Part II (1 Viewer)

Björn Bergenholtz

... earlier a k a "Calalp"
Here´s a second list of some small additional information regarding the Etymology of ten various Bird Names that I´ve happened to stumble upon trying to understand various Swedish Bird Names … for your sake (as well as I can?) in English.

As far as I understand the following birds commemorates … as follow:

No. 1 – bennetti in …
● Little Crow Corvus bennetti NORTH 1901.
= the Australian Naturalist and Collector: Mr. Kenric Harold Bennett (1835–1891).

No. 2 – kalindei in …
● the subspecies Eremomela turneri kalindei PRIGOGINE 1958.
= the almost totally unknown Congolese hunter and collector Kalinde Musiko (xxxxxxxx), that from at least 1950 onwards, for more than twenty years, collected Birds for the (Russian-)Belgian ornithologist Prigogine: "E. t. kalindei is named after my native hunter Kalinde Musiko who for many years has been successful in securing very interesting birds for the collection of the Musée du Congo belge. "

He was still collecting in the early 1970's …

No. 3 – adelaidae in …
● Adelaide's Warbler (Setophaga) Dendroica adelaidae BAIRD 1865.
= Adelaide Swift (1829–1884), born in Venezuela – whose full name was Maria Antoinette Adelaide Florentia del Carman Swift (later married to Ansel Livingston Washborne) – daughter of the American businessman and collector Robert Eaglesfield Griffith Swift (from Philadelphia) and his wife Belinda (born Fernandez).

No. 4 – Torreornis in …
● the Generic name Torreornis BARBOUR & PETERS 1927.
= the Cuban Naturalist Professor Carlos de la Torre y Huerta (18581950). See link (here)

No. 5 – monteiri in …
● Monteiro's Hornbill Tockus monteiri HARTLAUB 1865
= the Portuguese mining engineer, explorer and collector Joachim João Monteiro (1833–1878), whose second first name sometimes is (in English contexts) translated to John.

This Joachim Monteiro collected, on several occasions, birds and other Naturalia in today's Angola, Africa between 1858 to, at least 1875, and on the Islands São Tomé and Príncipe in 1868, specimens that he sent to Museums in both Lisbon and London.

Not to be confused (which has been done) with the Portuguese Expedition leader Major José Maria Corrêa Monteiro – who (together with Gamitto) explored Angola 1831–1832.

No. 6 – monteiroi in …
● the species (or subspecies) Monteiro's Storm-petrel (Thalobata) Oceanodroma (castro?) monteiroi BOLTON, SMITH, GÓMEZ-DÍAZ, FRIESEN, MEDEIROS, BRIED, ROSCALES & FURNESS 2008 a k a "Monteiro Storm-Petrel"
= the Portuguese mining environmentalist, ecotoxicologist and ornithologist Luís Manuel Ribeiro da Rocha Monteiro (1962–1999), usually called Luís (da) Rocha Monteiro, or just; Luís Monteiro.

See attached photo. More on him see attached pdf.

No. 7 – ovampensis
in …
● Ovambo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis GURNEY 1875: ”… as it was first obtained in Ovampo Land, I propose to designate it Accipiter ovampensis" a k a " Ovampo Sparrow Hawk"
= the Colonial Territory Ovampo Land (sometimes written Ovampoland) – a fairly large, oblong area, situated in today's northern Namibia, bordering to South Angola.

This "Land" or Area has in its turn got its name after either the river Ovampo, named after the Bantu people ambo (earlier called either ovambo or ovampo) … alternate the other way around (regarding the river versus the inhabitants of this Ovampo Land).

No. 8 – pfrimeri in …
● the deabated species (or subspecies) Pfrimer's Parakeet Pyrrhura (leucotis) pfrimeri MIRANDA RIBEIRO 1920 a k a "Pfrimer's Conure"
= the almost totally unknown Slovenian naturalist and collector Rudolph (sometimes written Rudolf) Pfrimer (1885–1954), that collected (presumably on a professional basis); both birds and mammals as well as frogs, in Brazil, between 1910 and 1926.

No. 9 – pinon in …
● Pinon's Imperial-pigeon Ducula pinon QUOY & GAIMARD 1824: ”Cette grande et belle colombe provient de Rawak, une des îles des Papous; nous l’avons dédiée à M.me Louis de Freycinet, née Pinon" a k a " Pinon Fruit-pigeon" and (!) "Pinyon Imperial-Pigeon"
= the French L. (= Lady) Rose-Marie Pinon (1794–1832), wife of the French Aristrocrat and Mariner, Captain Louis Claude (de Saulces/Desaulces) de Freycinet (1779–1842)*.

After her marriage to him (in 1814) she usually was called Rose de Freycinet.

*Her wayfaring husband is apparently (according to various sources, I haven´t checked them myself) also commemorated in some birds; like the Dusky Scrubfowl Megapodius freycinet GAIMARD 1823 and the extinct Guam Flycatcher Myiagra freycineti OUSTALET 1881.

No. 10 – rabori in …
● Rusty-headed Babbler Robsonius rabori RAND 1960 a k a " Rabor’s Wren-babbler"
= the Philippinian ornthologist Doctor Dioscoro Siarot Rabor (19111996), among friend known simply as "Joe" – who both discovered and collected the type specimen of this species.

Anyone of a different view?

Björn Bergenholtz, Stockholm, Sweden

PS. Don´t hesitate to prove me wrong. Any additional info regarding these etymologies are warmly welcomed! And; if I you feel like adding something, please clearly state which one you are commenting on … just to avoid confusion.
 

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l_raty

laurent raty
No. 2 – kalindei in …
● the subspecies Eremomela turneri kalindei PRIGOGINE 1958.
= the almost totally unknown Congolese hunter and collector Kalinde Musiko (xxxxxxxx), that from at least 1950 onwards, for more than twenty years, collected Birds for the French ornithologist Prigogine: "E. t. kalindei is named after my native hunter Kalinde Musiko who for many years has been successful in securing very interesting birds for the collection of the Musée du Congo belge. "

He was still collecting in the early 1970's …
For what it's worth, Alexandre Prigogine, although born in Russia, was of course Belgian, not French... ;)
 

Björn Bergenholtz

... earlier a k a "Calalp"
Laurent, thanks for pointing it out!

For what it's worth, Alexandre Prigogine, although born in Russia, was of course Belgian, not French... ;)

So he was! ... even in my own MS!?

Careless mistake, sloppy of me!

I´ve now edited the "kalindei-entry" in Post No. #1.
 

Björn Bergenholtz

... earlier a k a "Calalp"
No. 3

Regarding the apparent uncertainty of Adelaide Swift (commemorated in Adelaide's Warbler (Setophaga) Dendroica adelaidae BAIRD 1865), daughter of Mr. Robert (Eaglesfield Griffith) Swift.

The second Adelaide Swift, Robert Swift's granddaughter, was born in 1872, thereby clearly excluding her from Baird's commemoration. See genealogy link (here, p.58).

Or?
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Taphrospilus

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No. 8 – pfrimeri in …
● the deabated species (or subspecies) Pfrimer's Parakeet Pyrrhura (leucotis) pfrimeri MIRANDA RIBEIRO 1920 a k a "Pfrimer's Conure"
= the almost totally unknown Slovenian naturalist and collector Rudolph (sometimes written Rudolf) Pfrimer (1885–1954), that collected (presumably on a professional basis); both birds and mammals as well as frogs, in Brazil, between 1910 and 1926.

The Eponym Dictionary of Birds claims:
Pfrimer's Parakeet Pyrrhura pfrimeri Ribeiro, 1920 [Syn. Pyrrhura leucotis pfrimeri]
Rudolph Pfrimer (d.c.1933) was a geologist and professional bird collector in Brazil (c. 1910). He acquired a farm (mid-1920s)- Fazenda Sao Bento- to support his rock crystal exloration; this later became a center for crystal extraction for several decades, operated by his nephew Walter Pfriemer. There are records of frogs he collected in the same area.
 

PScofield

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Just checking a few facts on Rudolf Pfrimer. Shipping lists do indicate he was born in 1885 or 1886. However, they list his Birthplace as Marburg and residence as Judenburg. Walter's (his brother - he also had a nephew Walter) attached Brazilian papers indicate he was born in Marburg and was Austrian - this confused me until I learned that this could have been Marburg an der Drau that is now called Maribor in Slovenia but was definitely Austro-Hungary at the time of his birth) However, the family had clearly all emigrated to Austria proper as Walter lists Judenburg as his residence and that is where his son was born.

According to this also Rudolf was Austrian and became a naturalised Brazilian in 1923. I can not confirm the date of death.
 

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mb1848

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He was a doctor?
Dr. Rudolf Pfrimer is known to have collected birds at
Santa Maria de Taguatinga on the east central border of Goias sometime
prior to 1920, but I am not aware of the exact dates or his collecting
itinerary.
THE MACHRIS BRAZILIAN EXPEDITION

ORNITHOLOGY: Non-passerines
By Kenneth E. Stager
 

PScofield

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I think Rudolf Pfrimer should be called Austrian not Slovenian. His brother Walter was one of the very first to use the Swastica and leader of the Heimwehr in Styria a precursor to the Nazis. He actually went to Brazil to stay with his brother after his coup to take over Styria failed in 1931 - there is a book about this coup called "Der Pfrimer-Putsch".

 
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