Band-winged Nightjar / Systellura longirostris

Band-winged Nightjar / Systellura longirostris

Band-winged Nightjar

SCI Name:  Systellura longirostris
Protonym:  Caprimulgus longirostris J.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 4 pt2 p.384
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bawnig1
Type Locality:  South America.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1825
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

SYSTELLURA
(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Greater Band-winged Nightjar S. longirostris ruficervix) Gr. συστελλω sustellō  to shorten; ουρα oura  tail; "Systellura gen. nov.   Type, Stenopsis ruficervix Sclater.   Nearest Stenopsis, but differing in the relatively much shorter and less distinctly emarginate tail and very different style of coloration, the sexes not conspicuously different in color and the adult male with lateral rectrices not mostly white.  (I would restrict Stenopsis to S. cayennensis, with, possibly, S. candicans, a species I have not been able to examine.)     (Συστελλω, to abridge; ουρα, tail.)" (Ridgway 1912).

longirostris
L. longus  long; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak. Var. Longirostra.
● ex “Long-billed Thrush” of Latham 1783 (‡Acrocephalus).
● ex “Manchot de la Nouvelle Guinée” of Sonnerat 1776 (syn. Aptenodytes patagonicus).
● ex “Troupiale” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 532 (syn. Icterus icterus).
● ex “Grimpar Nasican” of Levaillant 1807 (Nasica).
● ex “Râle à long bec de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 849, and “Long-billed Rail” of Latham 1785 (Rallus).

Longirostris
(syn. Limnodromus Ϯ Short-billed Dowitcher L. grisea) L. longus  long; -rostris 
-billed  < rostrum  beak; "Longirostris is, I think, preferable to Macroramfus [sic] for the genus Longbeak" (C. T. Wood 1836).    Var. Longirostra (Wood 1837: "Brown Longbeak. Macroramfe ponctue, - Roth M[acroramfe].  Longirostra grisea, Wood.  .. Longbeak, Longirostris, Wood").

SUBSPECIES

Band-winged Nightjar (Tepui)
SCI Name: Systellura longirostris roraimae
roraima / roraimae
Mt. Roraima or Cerro Roraima, British Guiana (= Guyana)/ Venezuela.

Band-winged Nightjar (Rufous-naped)
SCI Name: Systellura longirostris ruficervix
ruficervix
L. rufus  red; cervix, cervicis  nape.

Band-winged Nightjar (atripunctata)
SCI Name: Systellura longirostris atripunctata
atripunctata / atripunctatus
L. ater black; Mod. L. punctatus spotted < L. punctum spot < pungere to puncture.

Band-winged Nightjar (Austral)
SCI Name: Systellura longirostris bifasciata/patagonica
SYSTELLURA
(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Greater Band-winged Nightjar S. longirostris ruficervix) Gr. συστελλω sustellō  to shorten; ουρα oura  tail; "Systellura gen. nov.   Type, Stenopsis ruficervix Sclater.   Nearest Stenopsis, but differing in the relatively much shorter and less distinctly emarginate tail and very different style of coloration, the sexes not conspicuously different in color and the adult male with lateral rectrices not mostly white.  (I would restrict Stenopsis to S. cayennensis, with, possibly, S. candicans, a species I have not been able to examine.)     (Συστελλω, to abridge; ουρα, tail.)" (Ridgway 1912).

Band-winged Nightjar (longirostris)
SCI Name: Systellura longirostris longirostris
longirostris
L. longus  long; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak. Var. Longirostra.
● ex “Long-billed Thrush” of Latham 1783 (‡Acrocephalus).
● ex “Manchot de la Nouvelle Guinée” of Sonnerat 1776 (syn. Aptenodytes patagonicus).
● ex “Troupiale” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 532 (syn. Icterus icterus).
● ex “Grimpar Nasican” of Levaillant 1807 (Nasica).
● ex “Râle à long bec de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 849, and “Long-billed Rail” of Latham 1785 (Rallus).

Band-winged Nightjar (Mocha)
SCI Name: Systellura longirostris mochaensis
mochae / mochaensis
Isla Mocha, Chile.