Brown-billed Scythebill / Campylorhamphus pusillus

Brown-billed Scythebill / Campylorhamphus pusillus

Brown-billed Scythebill

SCI Name:  Campylorhamphus pusillus
Protonym:  Xiphorhynchus pusillus Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt(28)2 p.278,note
Category:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brbscy1
Type Locality:  Interior of Colombia = Bogota.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1860
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CAMPYLORHAMPHUS
(Furnariidae; Ϯ Black-billed Scythebill C. falcularius) Gr. καμπυλος kampulos  curved  < καμπτω kamptō  to bend; ῥαμφος rhamphos  bill; "Campylorhamphus longirostris W. Bertoni (gen. nov.) (Etimol.: del gr. kampylos, encorvado, y rhamphos, pico, y del lat. longirostris, pico largo, porque es el pájaro de pico más largo y arqueado que conosco en el Paraguay, sin exceptuar los Colibrís paraguayos." (Bertoni 1901); "Campylorhamphus Bertoni, An. Cient. Paraguayos, Ser. 1, no. 1, 1901, p. 70. Type, by monotypy, Campylorhamphus longirostris Bertoni = Dendrocopus falcularius Vieillot." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 54).
Var. Campyloramphus.
Synon. Xiphornis.

pusillum / pusillus
L. pusillus  tiny, very small  < dim. pusus  little boy  < puer  boy.
● ex “Chevechette” of Levaillant 1799, pl. 46 (syn. Glaucidium passerinum).
● ex “Petit Guêpier du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 318 (Merops).
● ex “Barbion” of Levaillant 1806 (Pogoniulus).
● ex "Lesser Black Promerops" of Latham 1822 (syn. Scoptelus aterrimus).
● ex “Sucrion” of Levaillant 1812, pl. 298 (Cinnyris artefact).

SUBSPECIES

Brown-billed Scythebill (borealis)
SCI Name: Campylorhamphus pusillus borealis
borealis
L. borealis  northern  < boreas  north wind, north  < Gr. βορεας boreas  north wind, north. This epithet refers not only to northern latitudes but also to a distribution or range north of previously known forms.
● King George Bay, Alaska; ex “Boreal Sandpiper” of Latham 1785 (syn. Aphriza virgata).
● Carolina; ex “American Buzzard” of Latham 1781, and “Red-tailed Falcon” of Pennant 1785 (subsp. Buteo jamaicensis).
● Erroneous TL. Northern United States (= South Carolina) (Leuconotopicus).
● Erroneous TL. "Kamtschatka" (= Princes I., Java); ex “Rusty-headed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Orthotomus sepium).
● Erroneous TL. Iceland (= Norway) (subsp. Poecile montanus).

Brown-billed Scythebill (olivaceus)
SCI Name: Campylorhamphus pusillus olivaceus
olivaceum / olivaceus
Mod. L. olivaceus  olive-green, olivaceous  < L. oliva  olive.
● ex “Merle olive des grandes Indes” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 564, fig. 1 (syn. Acritillas indica).
● ex “Oliva” of Levaillant 1801, pl. 75 (Chlorophoneus).
● ex “Crimson-breasted Woodpecker” of Latham 1782 (Geocolaptes).
● ex “Troupiale olive de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 606, fig. 2, and “Cayenne Olive Oriole” of Latham 1782 (?syn. Icterus auricapillus).
● ex “White-cheeked Crow” of Latham 1801 (Psophodes).
● ex “Perroquet de l’isle de Luçon” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 287, “Perruche aux ailes chamarées” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Lace-winged Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Tanygnathus lucionensis).
● ex "Bruant de S. Domingue" of Brisson 1760 (Tiaris).
● ex “Merle olive du Cap de Bonne Espérance” of Brisson 1760 (Turdus).
● ex “Red-ey’d Fly-catcher” of Catesby 1731, “Muscicapa olivacea” of Edwards 1758, and “Muscicapa jamaicensis” of Brisson 1760 (Vireo).
● ex “Grimpereau olive de Madagascar” of Brisson 1760 (Zosterops).
● ex “Merula olivacea indica” of Brisson 1760 (unident.).

Brown-billed Scythebill (tachirensis)
SCI Name: Campylorhamphus pusillus tachirensis
tachirae / tachirensis
Táchira, Venezuela.

Brown-billed Scythebill (pusillus)
SCI Name: Campylorhamphus pusillus pusillus
pusillum / pusillus
L. pusillus  tiny, very small  < dim. pusus  little boy  < puer  boy.
● ex “Chevechette” of Levaillant 1799, pl. 46 (syn. Glaucidium passerinum).
● ex “Petit Guêpier du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 318 (Merops).
● ex “Barbion” of Levaillant 1806 (Pogoniulus).
● ex "Lesser Black Promerops" of Latham 1822 (syn. Scoptelus aterrimus).
● ex “Sucrion” of Levaillant 1812, pl. 298 (Cinnyris artefact).

Brown-billed Scythebill (guapiensis)
SCI Name: Campylorhamphus pusillus guapiensis
guapiensis
Guapi, Cauca, Colombia.