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Eleazar Albin in Don Saltero&#39;s coffee-house in 1736: how the Jamaican mango hummingbird got its name, <I>Trochilus mango</I>

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dc.contributor.author Olson, Storrs L. en
dc.contributor.author Levy, Catherine en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-24T20:56:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-24T20:56:22Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Olson, Storrs L. and Levy, Catherine. 2013. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F21899">Eleazar Albin in Don Saltero&#39;s coffee-house in 1736: how the Jamaican mango hummingbird got its name, Trochilus mango</a>." <em>Archives of Natural History</em>. 40 (2):340&ndash;344. <a href="https://doi.org/10.3366/anh.2013.0180">https://doi.org/10.3366/anh.2013.0180</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0260-9541
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/21899
dc.description.abstract The Jamaican hummingbird that Eleazar Albin called the Mango Bird , which was the basis for the Linnean name Trochilus mango, is shown likely to have been based on a specimen he saw in Don Saltero&#39;s Coffee-House in Chelsea, London, in 1736, that was probably a gift of Sir Hans Sloane. The name mango-bird has long been in wide use for certain south Asian orioles, especially the Indian Golden Oriole (Oriolus kundoo), at least one specimen and nest of which was also on display in Don Saltero&#39;s. Albin&#39;s text concerning two species of Jamaican hummingbirds contains numerous dubious or erroneous statements and his use of Mango Bird for the hummingbird was most likely a lapsus confounding another bird he had heard of at Don Saltero&#39;s, particularly in light of the fact that the mango tree (Mangifera indica) was not introduced into Jamaica until 1782. Thus, the modern use of the word mango in connection with an entire group of hummingbirds arose through a purely fortuitous mistake and the birds never had an... en
dc.relation.ispartof Archives of Natural History en
dc.title Eleazar Albin in Don Saltero&#39;s coffee-house in 1736: how the Jamaican mango hummingbird got its name, <I>Trochilus mango</I> en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 117130
dc.identifier.doi 10.3366/anh.2013.0180
rft.jtitle Archives of Natural History
rft.volume 40
rft.issue 2
rft.spage 340
rft.epage 344
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 340
dc.citation.epage 344


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