Black-and-white Tody-Flycatcher / Poecilotriccus capitalis

Black-and-white Tody-Flycatcher / Poecilotriccus capitalis

Black-and-white Tody-Flycatcher

SCI Name:  Poecilotriccus capitalis
Protonym:  Todirostrum capitale Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt25 no.332 p.83 pl.125 fig.2
Category:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bawtyr1
Type Locality:  Rio Napo, eastern Ecuador.
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Publish Year:  1857
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DEFINITIONS

POECILOTRICCUS
(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Rufous-crowned Tody Tyrant P. ruficeps) Gr. ποικιλος poikilos  variegated; τρικκος trikkos  unidentified small bird. In ornithology triccus signifies tyrant flycatcher; "79. Poecilotriccus*) lenzi sp. nov.   ...   P. P. rufigeni ex Ecuad. occ. maxime affinis, sed pileo capitisque lateribus clarius rufo-castaneis, pileo rufo magis ad nucham protenso, gula solum in medio linea transversa rufescente ornata (neque gula superiore tota nisi mento-rufo-castanea), abdomine clarius flavo, tectricibus alarum superioribus anterioribus apicibus rufescentibus, rectricibus externis apice extus late flavescente marginatis necnon alis longioribus distinguendus.   ...   *) Poecilotriccus nov. gen. Berlepsch von ποικιλος (bunt) und triccus (nom. propr.) (rostro gracili inter genera Todirostrum et Euscarthmus intermedium)." (von Berlepsch 1884); "Poecilotriccus Berlepsch, 1884, Journ. f. Ornith., 32, p. 298. Type, by monotypy, "Poecilotriccus lenzi sp. nov." = Todirostrum lenzi Berlepsch = Todirhamphus ruficeps Kaup." (Traylor in Peters 1979, VIII, 76).
Synon. Krotalotriccus, Lanyonia, Physatriccus.

capitale / capitalis
L. capitalis  relating to the head, capital, chief  < caput, capitis  head, chief.
● "Forehead, and crown to line between middle of orbits, pale creamy drab, shading abruptly into the purplish iridescence which overlies remainder of crown and back of neck." (Nelson 1898) (subsp. Leptotila verreauxi).
● ex “Capital Tanager” of Latham 1787 (Ploceus).