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Common Scimitar-bill
Rhinopomastus cyanomelas (Vieillot, 1819)
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Order:
  Bucerotiformes
Family:
  Phoeniculidae
Genus:
  Rhinopomastus

Scientific:
  Rhinopomastus cyanomelas

Citation:
  (Vieillot, 1819)

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 28 p.165

Protonym:
  Falcinellus cyanomelas

Avibase ID:
  B0DD1318B279EC02

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554476

Geographic range:

  • Rhinopomastus cyanomelas cyanomelas: Angola and Namibia east to northeastern South Africa
  • Rhinopomastus cyanomelas schalowi: western Uganda east to southern Somalia, south to eastern South Africa (western KwaZulu-Natal)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Common Scimitar-bill
Czech:
  dudkovec křivozobý
German:
  Sichelhopf
Danish:
  Seglhærfugl
Spanish:
  Abubilla arbórea cimitarra
Finnish:
  sirppisäihkyjä
French:
  Irrisor namaquois
Icelandic:
  Common Scimitar-bill
Italian:
  Becco a scimitarra comune
Japanese:
  minamikamahashi
Japanese:
  ミナミカマハシ
Dutch:
  Zuid-Afrikaanse Boomhop
Norwegian:
  Sørsabelnebb
Polish:
  czarnodudek wiekszy
Portuguese:
  Bico-de-cimitarra
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Common Scimitar-bill
Russian:
  Саблеклювый лесной удод
Slovak:
  dudkovec krivozobý
Swedish:
  större sabelnäbb
Chinese:
  弯嘴戴胜


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Irrisor namaquois ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Irrisor namaquois ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Common Scimitarbill ( Phoeniculus cyanomelas) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Rhinopomastus cyanomelas [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Rhinopomastus cyanomelas [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Rhinopomastus cyanomelas [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Common Scimitar-bill ( Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Rhinopomastus cyanomelas [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Rhinopomastus cyanomelas [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Rhinopomastus [cyanomelas or aterrimus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2 


Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Swartbekkakelaar
Catalan: Puput arbòria simitarra
Czech: dudkovec křivozobý, Dudkovec srpkovitý
Danish: Seglhærfugl
German: Sichelhopf
English: African Scimitarbill, Common Scimitar bill, Common Scimitarbill, Common Scimitar-bill, Greater Scimitarbill, Greater Scimitar-Bill, Scimitarbill, Scimitar-bill, Scimitar-billed Hoopoe, Scimitarbilled Woodhoopoe, Scimitar-billed Woodhoopoe
English (Kenya): Common Scimitarbill
Spanish: Abubilla arbórea cimitarra, Abubilla Arbórea Picuda, Abubilla-arbórea Cimitarra
Spanish (Spain): Abubilla Arbórea Cimitarra
Estonian: suur-saabelnokk
Finnish: Sirppisäihkyjä
French: Irrisor namaquois
Hungarian: sarlós kúszóbanka
Italian: Becco a scimitarra comune, Upupa arboricola becco a scimitarra
Japanese: minamikamahashi
Japanese: ミナミカマハシ
Kwangali: Musokoto
Latin: Phoeniculus cyanomelas, Rhinopomastus cyanomelas, Rhinopomastus cyanomelas cyanomelas
Lithuanian: Lenktasnapis kopikinis kukutis
Dutch: Zuidafrikaanse Boomhop, Zuid-Afrikaanse Boomhop
Norwegian: Sørsabelnebb
Polish: czarnodudek wiekszy, czarnodudek większy
Portuguese: Bico-de-cimitarra
Russian: Саблеклювый лесной удод, Серпоклювый удод
Slovak: dudkovec krivozobý, Leskláč krivozobý
Swedish: Sabelnäbb, större sabelnäbb
Swahili: Domomundu Domo-jeusi, Hanjari Mweusi
Tsonga: Yokoywana
Chinese: 弯嘴戴胜
Chinese (Traditional): 彎嘴林戴勝

 

         

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