The original description of Sylvia melanocephala (Aves: Sylviidae), with notes on David Piesch’s birds of Sardinia (1784)

Abstract

The name of the Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala is usually attributed to Gmelin (1789), but it dates from Piesch (1784). The correct name of the Sardinian Warbler is thus Sylvia melanocephala (Piesch, 1784). Comments are added on other bird species described by Piesch (1784) from Sardinia.

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David Piesch, historical ornithology, nomenclature, Sardinia.
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MlíkovskýJ. (2021). The original description of <em>Sylvia melanocephala</em&gt; (Aves: Sylviidae), with notes on David Piesch’s birds of Sardinia (1784). Rivista Italiana Di Ornitologia, 90(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/rio.2020.489