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See also: Croydon
- A taxonomic genus within the family Eurylaimidae – the single species Corydon sumatranus (dusky broadbill), of South East Asia.
- (genus): Corydon sumatranus (species)
- Dusky Broadbill on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Corydon on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
- Corydon on Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
- Corydon sumatranus at the Tree of Life Web Project
- Corydon at Encyclopedia of Life
- Corydon at National Center for Biotechnology Information
- Gill, F. and Wright, M. (2006) Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276
- (literary) A male given name, notably used as a stock name for a shepherd in pastorals, in particular a shepherd whose love for a boy is described in Virgil's Eclogues.
1994, Bruce R. Smith, Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's England: A Cultural Poetics, page 92:
- They give voice to Corydon′s passion; they confront in their own culture the constraints that hedge his passion in.
2006, Louis Crompton, Homosexuality and Civilization, page 92:
- Byron shocked regency England by citing it[Virgil's second eclogue] in the opening canto of Don Juan, and Andre Gide gave the title Corydon to the controversial defense of homosexuality he published in 1924.
- Virgil depicts Corydon’s passion with psychological realism and a touch of wry irony.
2008, Bernard F. Dick, Claudette Colbert: She Walked in Beauty, page 18:
- The harlequinade ceases for the moment, and a two-character tragedy begins with the shepherds Thyrsis and Corydon, whose names derive from ancient pastoral poetry.
- A place name used for several towns in the United States.