Antillean Nighthawk / Chordeiles gundlachii

Antillean Nighthawk / Chordeiles gundlachii

Antillean Nighthawk

SCI Name:  Chordeiles gundlachii
Protonym:  Chordeiles gundlachii Ann.Lyc.Nat.Hist.N.Y. 6 p.165
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  antnig
Type Locality:  Cuba.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1856
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CHORDEILES
(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Common Nighthawk C. minor) Gr. χορδη khordē  chord; δειλη deilē  evening (cf. “Apparently a badly coined name from Gr. khōreo, to travel, and deilē, in the unusual sense of “evening” ” (Macleod 1954); “Gr. choros, most likely “a circular dance” hence “a moving about”; Gr. deile, “evening” ” (Choate 1985)); "2. CAPRIMULGUS (CHORDEILES) VIRGINIANUS. (Sw.)  The Pisk.  ...  Sub-genus, Chordeiles*, Sw.  ...  Peesquaw.  CREE INDIANS.  ...  The very peculiar noise it makes is most frequently heard in the evening, and often seems to be emitted close to the listener, although the bird which produces it is at the time so high in the air as to be nearly imperceptible. The sound resembles that produced by the vibration of a tense, thick cord in a violent gust of wind.   ...   * Chorda crepusculi (Th. χορδη et δειλη): in allusion to the peculiar sound it makes.   ...   44. Sub-genus, CHORDEILES.  (Generis Caprimulgi.)  Rostrum Caprimulgi.  Rictus lævis.  Alæ caudam æquantes; remiges omnes intergerrimæ.  Cauda forficata.  Digitus externus interno brevior.  Unguis medius serratus.  Type.—Chordeiles Virginianus (Caprimulgus Americanus, WILS.)" (Swainson 1832); "Chordeiles Swainson, in Swainson and Richardson's Fauna Bor.-Am., 2, 1831 (1832), p. 496. Type, by original designation, Caprimulgus virginianus Gmelin = Caprimulgus minor J. R. Forster." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 185).
Var. Chordelies, Chordiles, Chordediles, ChordedilusChordeilus.
Synon. Microrhynchus, Nannochordeiles, Podager, Proithera, Ramphaoratus.

gundlachi / gundlachii
Johannes Christoph Gundlach (name changed to Juan Cristóbal Gundlach 1876) (1810–1896) German ornithologist, zoologist, entomologist, resident in Cuba 1839-1896 and Puerto Rico 1873, 1875-1876 (Accipiter, ButeogallusChordeiles, subsp. Colaptes auratusMimus, syn. Psittacara chloropterus, subsp. Quiscalus niger, subsp. Setophaga petechiaVireo).

SUBSPECIES

Antillean Nighthawk (vicinus)
SCI Name: Chordeiles gundlachii vicinus
vicinus
L. vicinus  very near  < vicus  town district, street.

Antillean Nighthawk (gundlachii)
SCI Name: Chordeiles gundlachii gundlachii
gundlachi / gundlachii
Johannes Christoph Gundlach (name changed to Juan Cristóbal Gundlach 1876) (1810–1896) German ornithologist, zoologist, entomologist, resident in Cuba 1839-1896 and Puerto Rico 1873, 1875-1876 (Accipiter, ButeogallusChordeiles, subsp. Colaptes auratusMimus, syn. Psittacara chloropterus, subsp. Quiscalus niger, subsp. Setophaga petechiaVireo).