Black-crowned Fulvetta / Schoeniparus klossi

Black-crowned Fulvetta / Schoeniparus klossi

Black-crowned Fulvetta

SCI Name:  Schoeniparus klossi
Protonym:  Alcippe castaneiceps klossi OiseauxIndoch.Fr. 2 p. 308
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Pellorneidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bkcful1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  1931
IUCN Status:  


(Pellorneidae; Ϯ Rusty-capped Fulvetta S. dubius) Gr. σχοινος skhoinos  reed, rush; genus Parus Linnaeus, 1758, tit; "Proparus dubius, Hume.  ... THIS last bird I described with some hesitation; it is a Leiotrichine form allied to Minla and Proparus, but distinct from all known species, I believe, of this group.  ...  In some particulars it closely resembles Mr. Mandelli's Minla rufogularis  ... Could it be that my bird is the female, rufogularis the male?  ...  I am much puzzled about the location of this species. The wings are short and bowed, the fifth quill is the shortest, the sixth subequal, the bill is essentially Parian, but rather too much compressed and raised on the culmen. The tail is long and narrow and much rounded, perhaps cuneate is the proper term. The tarsus very stout, the feet moderate, the hind toe and claw long. It is structurally very similar to vinipectus, but alike in bill, tarsus and feet is more robust. The two clearly go together, but they are not in my opinion congeneric with chrysotis (vel chrysæus), Hodgson, and they are both more or less reed and grass-haunters. I would separate them as Schœniparus." (Hume 1874); "Schœniparus, g. n., type Proparus dubius, sp. n. (Hume, J. A. S. B. (n.s.) xiiii. pt. 2, p. 107), Tenasserim; A. O. Hume, Str. Feath. ii. pp. 447-449." (Sharpe & Murie 1876) (Mark Brown in litt.); "Schœniparus Anonymous = Hume, 1874, Stray Feathers, 2, p. 449. Type, by subsequent designation (Sharpe, 1883, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 7, p. 606), Minla rufogularis Mandelli." (Deignan in Peters 1964, X, 397).
Var. Schaeniparus.
Synon. Proparoides, Pseudominla, Semiparus, Sittiparus.

L. schoenus  rush, reed  < Gr. σχοινος skhoinos  rush, reed; Late L. parus  tit.

klossi / klossii
Cecil Boden Kloss (1877-1949) English zoologist, Director of Raffles Mus., Singapore 1921-1936 (subsp. Accipiter badius, subsp. Bubo coromandus, subsp. Cinnyris jugularis, subsp. Cissa chinensis, subsp. Cyornis hainanus, subsp. Harpactes erythrocephalus, syn. Myophonus caeruleus eugenei, subsp. Pachycephala soror, subsp. Phylloscopus ogilviegranti, subsp. Pomatorhinus schisticeps, subsp. Prinia superciliaris, Pseudominla, subsp. Pycnonotus aurigaster, subsp. Rallicula rubra, Schoeniparus, Spilornis, subsp. Sylviparus modestus).