Boulder Chat / Pinarornis plumosus

Boulder Chat / Pinarornis plumosus

Boulder Chat

SCI Name:  Pinarornis plumosus
Protonym:  Pinarornis plumosus BirdsS.Afr.[Layard].ed.2 ed.2, Pt3 p.230
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Muscicapidae /
Taxonomy Code:  boucha1
Type Locality:  Victoria Falls [errore = Matopos Hills, Matabeleland, vide Irwin, 1957, Bull. Brit. Orn. Club, 77, pp. 9-10].
Publish Year:  1876
IUCN Status:  


(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Boulder Chat P. plumosus) Gr. πιναρος pinaros dirty  < πινος pinos  dirt; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "PINARORNIS PLUMOSUS, Sharpe.*  Sooty-brown Chat-Thrush.  The British Museum contains the unique type of this curious bird, for which no name appears to have been proposed, and it is here designated as belonging to an undescribed genus and species   ..   It is very difficult to know where to place this new genus. It has the plumage of a dusky Chat, but in the form of its bill and feet it approaches Crateropus; from this genus, however, it differs in the long loose plumage of the rump, and in the long upper tail-coverts which remind us of Bradypterus; altogether it is a peculiar form which must be placed among the Thrushes, leading off from the Crateropi to the Chats and Warblers.   ...   * πιναρος, sordidus; ορνις, avis." (Sharpe 1876); "Pinarornis Sharpe, 1876, in Layard, Birds South Africa, p. 230. Type, by monotypy, Pinarornis plumosus Sharpe." (Ripley in Peters 1964, X, 27).

plumosa / plumosus
L. plumosus feathered, downy < pluma small feather.