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Common Sub-species Names

There is a site run by The South American Classification Committee (SACC) of the American Ornithologists' Union that has the goal of standardizing the English names of South American bird species. The English name for Pionites melanocephalus is "black-headed parrot" and for Pionites leucogaster "white-bellied parrot." It is obvious, though, that the Union did not harmonize its English names with an earlier list of "English Names for the Parrots" published by Dr. E. Hopkinson over several issues of the Avicultural Magazine in 1915. Dr. Hopkinson indicates that the English names should be Black-Headed Caique for P. melanocephalus; White-Bellied Caique for P. leucogaster; and Yellow-Thighed Caique for P. xanthomerius.

Common  names of the two species and the five subspecies in various languages.

Pionites melanocephalus melanocephalus Linné 1758

 

English

Black-headed caique

Black-headed parrot

Black-capped caique

Black-capped parrot

Tischih parrot

Seven-colored parrot

 

Dutch

Zwartkopcaique

 

Dutch (Suriname)

Witbere Prakiekie

 

Finnish

Mustalakki-aratti

 

French

Caïque à tête noire

La petite Perruche Maypouri

 

German

Grünzügelpapageien

 

Italian

Caicco testa near

 

Portuguese

Periquito de cabeça preta

Marianinha de cabeça preta

Periquito d’anta

 

Quichua

Chilicres

 

Russian

белобрюхий черноголовый попугай

 

Spanish

Lorito calzoncito de cabeza negra

 

 

Pionites melanocephalus pallidus Berlepsch 1889

English

Pallid caique

Pallid black-headed parrot

 

Dutch

Bleke caique

 

French

Caïque à tête noir pallida

 

German

Blasser Grünzügelpapageien

Berlepschs Grünzügelpapageien

 

Italian

Caicco testa nera pallido

 

Russian

белобрюхий черноголовый осветлённый попугай.

 

 

Pionites leucogaster leucogaster Kuhl 1820 

 

English

White-bellied caique

Apricot-headed caique

Bay-headed parrot

Green-thighed caique

Green-thighed white-bellied caique

White-breasted caique

Tapir parakeet

 

Danish

Hvidbuget korthale-papegøe

 

Dutch

Wituikcaique

Roestkopcaique

 

Finnish

Valkovatsa-aratti

 

French

Caïque à ventre blanc

 

German

Weissbauchpapageien

Rostkappenpapageien

 

Italian

Caicco testa nera pallido

 

Portuguese

Marianinha de cabeça amarela

Periquito d’anta

 

Spanish

Lorito gordo cabecirrojizo

Lorito marianhiña de vientre blanco

 

Russian

белобрюхий попугай рыжеголовый

 

 

 

Pionites leucogaster xanthomerius Sclater 1857

English

White-bellied caique

Yellow-thighed white bellied caique

Yellow-thighed caique

 

Dutch

Geeldij Roestkopcaique

 

French

Caïque à ventre blanc

 

German

Weissbauchpapageien

Rostkappenpapageien

 

Italian

Caicco testa nera pallido

 

Portuguese

Marianinha de cabeça amarela

Periquito d’anta

 

Spanish

Lorito gordo cabecirrojizo

Lorito marianhiña de vientre blanco

 

 

Pionites leucogaster xanthurus Todd 1925

English

Yellow-tailed caique

Yellow-tailed white-bellied caique

 

Dutch

Geelstaart Roestkopcaique

 

French

Caïque à queue jaune et vert

 

German

Gelbschwaenziger Rostkappenpapageien

Gelschwanz Rostkappenpapageien

 

Italian

Caicco ventre Bianco coda giallie

 

 

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