Blue-capped Rock-Thrush / Monticola cinclorhyncha

Blue-capped Rock-Thrush / Monticola cinclorhyncha

Blue-capped Rock-Thrush

SCI Name:  Monticola cinclorhyncha
Protonym:  Petrocincla cinclorhyncha Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 no.14 p.172
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Muscicapidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bcrthr1
Type Locality:  Himalayan mountains [= Simla, fide Baker, 1921, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc, 27, p. 719].
Publish Year:  1831
IUCN Status:  


(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush M. saxatilis) L. monticola  mountain-dweller, mountaineer  < mons, montis  mountain; -cola  inhabitant  < colere  to dwell; "22. Familie. Drosseln, Turdus.  43. Gattung. Monticola.2    85. saxatilis    86. cyanus.   ...   2 Unterscheidendes Kennzeichen der Gattung: das rostrothe oder schieferblaue Gefieder." (Boie 1822); "Monticola Boie, 1822, Isis, col. 552. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1847, Gen. Birds, 1, p. 220), Turdus saxatilis Linnaeus." (Ripley in Peters 1964, X, 135).
Synon. Colonocincla, Cyanocincla, Migratorius, Notiocichla, Notiocincla, Orocetes, Oroscirtetes, Petrocincla, Petrocossyphus, Petrophila, Petrornis, Pseudocossyphus.

L. monticola  mountain-dweller  < mons, montis  mountain; -cola  dweller  < colere  to inhabit.
● Namaqualand; ex “Traquet Montagnard” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 184, fig. 2 (Dromolaea).
● Hudson’s Bay; ex “Mountain Finch” of Latham 1783 (syn. Spizella arborea).
● Canada; ex “Moineau du Canada” of Brisson 1760, and d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 223, fig. 2, and “Soulciet” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (?syn. Zonotrichia leucophrys).

cinclorhyncha / cinclorhynchus
Mod. L. cinclus  thrush  < Gr. κιγκλος kinklos  small unidentified waterside bird; Gr. ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill.
● “This bird was observed to bear an affinity to the family of Merulidæ by the strength and Thrushlike form of the bill; and by its general character of form and colour to that portion of it which includes the Rock Thrushes; where it was provisionally placed, until more accurate comparison of the species with contiguous groups determined its station. Its bill was more that of the true Thrush, than of the Rock Thrush. Its colours were those of Phœnicura; under which genus it was erroneously ranked by accident on the plate. The bill is too powerful to admit the species among the Sylviadæ.” (Vigors 1832) (Monticola).