Buff-faced Scrubwren / Sericornis perspicillatus

Buff-faced Scrubwren / Sericornis perspicillatus

Buff-faced Scrubwren

SCI Name:  Sericornis perspicillatus
Protonym:  Sericornis perspicillata Ann.Mus.Civ.Stor.Nat.Genova 36 p.99
Category:  Passeriformes / Acanthizidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bufscr1
Type Locality:  Moroka, southeastern New Guinea.
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Publish Year:  1896
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DEFINITIONS

SERICORNIS
(Acanthizidae; Ϯ White-browed Scrubwren S. frontalis) Gr. σηρικον sērikon  silk  < σηρες Sēres  the people from whom silk was obtained, the Chinese; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Genus SERICORNIS, Gould.   CHARACTERES GENERICI. Rostrum robustum, rectum, caputque quoad longitudinem fere æquans, ad apicem compressum, et indentatum; nares basales, laterales, ovales, et operculo tectæ; alæ mediocres, rotundatæ; remige primo perbrevi, quarto, quinto, atque sexto longissimis et inter se fere æqualibus; cauda mediocris et æqualis; tarsi elongati; digitus posticus cum ungue validus, digitumque intermedium fere æquans; digitis externis æqualibus; plumæ molles, et sericeæ.  ...   TYPE. Acanthiza frontalis, Vig. and Horsf." (Gould 1838).
Var. Serricornis.
Synon. Aethomyias, Arfakornis, Megathiza, Mesosericornis, Microlestes, Neosericornis, Tasmanornis.

perspicillata / perspicillatum / perspicillatus
Mod. L. perspicillatus  spectacled  < L. perspicillum  lens, spectacle  < perspicere  to see through.
● ex “Merle de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 604, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Spectacle Thrush” of Latham 1783 (Garrulax).
● ex “Clignot” or “Traquet à lunette” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Spectacle Warbler” of Latham 1783 (Hymenops).
● "61. ANAS.  ...  perspicillata.  22. A. nigra, vertice nuchaque albis, macula nigra rostri pone nares.  Anas canadensis major niger. Edw. av. 155. t. 155.  Habitat in Canada." (Linnaeus 1758) (Melanitta).
● ex “Spectacle-Owl” of Latham 1787 (Pulsatrix).
● ex “Gobe-Mouche à Lunettes” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 152 (syn. Rhipidura javanica).