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Picus 该鸟种在中国有分布 本属包含13个种、41个亚种

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Chinese name: 绿啄木鸟属

Scientific classification

For other uses, see Picus (disambiguation).

In Roman mythology, Picus was the first king of Latium. He was known for his skill at augury and horsemanship. The witch Circe turned him into a woodpecker for scorning her love. Picus' wife was Canens, a nymph who killed herself after his transformation. They had one son, Faunus.

Genus: Picus
Subfamily: Picinae
Family: Picidae
Order: Piciformes
中文属名: 绿啄木鸟属
中文亚科: 啄木鸟亚科
中文科名: 啄木鸟科
中文目名: 鴷形目
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According to grammarian Servius, Picus's love for Pomona was itself scorned. He is featured in one of the Metamorphoses of Ovid. Virgil says that he was the son of Saturnus and the grandfather of Latinus, the king of the Laurentines whom Aeneas and his Trojans fought upon reaching Italy.

Italic people believed Picus was the son of the god of war Mars and attributed his avine transformation to his skills at interpreting bird omens.

One of the function he performed was to lead the deduction of colonies (made up of younger generation folk) with his flight, which traditionally took place in spring and was performed according to a religious ritual known as ver sacrum. The people of the Piceni derived their name from the memory of this ritual.

Sources

  • Ovid Metamorphoses 14.320-434
  • Virgil Aeneid 7.45-49, 170-191
  • Servius on Aeneid 7.190
  • Diodorus Siculus 6, frag. 5


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参考资料

[1].  Picus, from Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picus

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