Brown Jacamar / Brachygalba lugubris

Brown Jacamar / Brachygalba lugubris

Brown Jacamar

SCI Name:  Brachygalba lugubris
Protonym:  Galbula lugubris Anim.Menag. p.329
Category:  Galbuliformes / Galbulidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brojac2
Type Locality:  Conucou [i.e. Kanuku] Mts., British Guiana.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1838
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

BRACHYGALBA
(Galbulidae; Ϯ White-throated Jacamar B. albogularis) Gr. βραχυς brakhus  short; Mod. L. galba  contraction of genus Galbula Brisson, 1760, jacamar; "This little group has the general form of Galbula, but the birds are of smaller size, the tail is shorter and square, and the outer pair of rectrices (abnormally short in Galbula) is altogether absent" (P. Sclater 1891); "27. BRACHYGALBA, Bp.  —   108. albigularis, Spix.  —  109. albiventer, Cuv. (lugubris, Caban. nec Sw. - inornata, Sclater. - chalcoptera, Reich.)" (Bonaparte 1854); "Brachygalba Bonaparte, Ateneo Italiano, 2, 1854, p. 129. (Separately paged reprint, Consp. Vol. Zygod., p. 13.) Type, by subsequent designation, Galbula albigularis Spix. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 137.)" (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 3).
Var. Brachygalbula.
Synon. Brachyceyx.

lugubris
L. lugubris  mournful, plaintive  < lugere  to mourn.
● ex “Merle brun du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 563, fig. 1 (unident.).

SUBSPECIES

Brown Jacamar (fulviventris)
SCI Name: Brachygalba lugubris fulviventris
fulviventer / fulviventre / fulviventris
L. fulvus  tawny; venter, ventris  belly.

Brown Jacamar (caquetae)
SCI Name: Brachygalba lugubris caquetae
caquetae / caquetanus / caquetensis
Caquetá, south-eastern Colombia.

Brown Jacamar (lugubris)
SCI Name: Brachygalba lugubris lugubris
lugubris
L. lugubris  mournful, plaintive  < lugere  to mourn.
● ex “Merle brun du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 563, fig. 1 (unident.).

Brown Jacamar (obscuriceps)
SCI Name: Brachygalba lugubris obscuriceps
obscuriceps
L. obscurus  dark, dusky; -ceps  -headed  < caput, capitis  head.

Brown Jacamar (naumburgae)
SCI Name: Brachygalba lugubris naumburgae
naumburgae / naumburgi
Elsie Margareth Binger Naumburg (formerly Reichenberger) (1880-1953) US ornithologist at AMNH 1921-1953 (subsp. Brachygalba lugubris, subsp. Hemitriccus griseipectus, syn. Hemitriccus obsoletus zimmeri, syn. Pipile cumanensis).

Brown Jacamar (melanosterna)
SCI Name: Brachygalba lugubris melanosterna
melanosterna / melanosternon / melanosternus
Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; στερνον sternon  breast (cf. μελανστερνος melansternos black-breasted).

Brown Jacamar (phaeonota)
SCI Name: Brachygalba lugubris phaeonota
phaeonota / phaeonotus
Gr. φαιος phaios  dusky, brown; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back.