While working on the new updates for the IOC 2.10 Version, I kept noticing the word “color” in the scientific names as I sorted and resorted the Excel spreadsheet. This is a first of the “color” articles. There are bicolor, tricolor, unicolor, quadricolor, versicolor, decolor, sitticolor, nocticolor, etc. Those will come later. For now, let’s see what the “concolor” birds are.
According to the Free Dictionary, “concolor” means:
a. 1. Of the same color; of uniform color.
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.
Species and their subspecies with “concolor”:
Sooty Falcon (Falco concolor)
Uniform Crake (Amaurolimnas concolor) IBC
____ (Amaurolimnas concolor concolor †)
Grey Longbill (Macrosphenus concolor) – Video IBC
Blue Seedeater (Amaurospiza concolor) IBC
____ (Amaurospiza concolor concolor)
Subspecies with “concolor”:
Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes certhia)
____ (Dendrocolaptes certhia concolor) – Video IBC
Unicolored Jay (Aphelocoma unicolor)
____ (Aphelocoma unicolor concolor) – Video IBC
____ (Aphelocoma unicolor unicolor)
Indochinese Green Magpie (Cissa hypoleuca)
____ (Cissa hypoleuca concolor)
Black Bulbul (Hypsipetes leucocephalus)
____ (Hypsipetes leucocephalus concolor)
Yellow-bellied Bush Warbler (Cettia acanthizoides)
____ (Cettia acanthizoides concolor) IBC
Singing Cisticola (Cisticola cantans) IBC
____ (Cisticola cantans concolor)
Plain Laughingthrush (Garrulax davidi)
____ (Garrulax davidi concolor)
For every beast of the woodland is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I see all the birds of the mountains, and the beasts of the field are mine. If I had need of food, I would not give you word of it; for the earth is mine and all its wealth. (Psalms 50:10-12 BBE)
Other than the Indochinese Green Magpie, the “concolor” makes sense in that the birds are pretty well just plain birds with very little color variation. As the definition above said they are of the same or uniform color. Even though we may think these “concolor” birds are a bit dull or plain, their Creator knows all about them and cares for them. How about us?
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matthew 6:26 NKJV)