Cape May Warbler / Setophaga tigrina

Cape May Warbler / Setophaga tigrina

Cape May Warbler

SCI Name:  Setophaga tigrina
Protonym:  Motacilla tigrina Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.985
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Parulidae /
Taxonomy Code:  camwar
Type Locality:  Canada.
Publish Year:  1789
IUCN Status:  


(Parulidae; Ϯ American Redstart S. ruticilla) Gr. σης sēs, σητος sētos  moth; -φαγος -phagos  -eating  < φαγειν phagein  to eat; "G. SETOPHAGA.  Sw. in Zool. Journ. No. 10.    17. Setophaga ruticilla.  Muscicapa ruticilla, Lin. mas.  M. flavicaudæ. Gm. fem. Maritime parts.   18. Setophaga miniata.  Cinereous, breast and body beneath vermilion; tail black, the lateral tail feathers partly white.  Table land: woods of Valadolid; rare, size of the last.   19. Setophaga rubra.  Entirely red, ear feathers of a silky whiteness. Inhabits the same woods, and is of the same size as the last." (Swainson 1827 (May)); "SETOPHAGA.  Rostrum parvum; culmine carinato. Alæ mediocres; remigibus 1ma et 4ta æqualibus, 2da et 3tia æqualibus, longissimis. Cauda sub-elongata, rotundata. Pedes graciles, tarsis squamis anterioribus divisis, lateralibus integris.  ...  Type. Muscicapa ruticilla. Linn.  ...  It represents, in the new world, the Australian genus Rhipidura" (Swainson 1827 (July)); "Setophaga Swainson, 1827 (May), Philos. Mag., new ser., 1, fasc. 5, p. 368. Type, by subsequent designation (Swainson, 1827 (July), Zool. Journ., 3, p. 360), Motacilla ruticilla Linnaeus." (Lowery & Monroe in Peters 1968, XIV, 33). Doubtless time will soften the dismay of birdwatchers caused by the absorption of Dendroica, Parula and Wilsonia into Setophaga.
Var. Cetophaga.   
Synon. Agreocantor, Azuria, Caeruleocantor, Chloris, Chrysocantor, Compsothlypis, Dendroica, Fruticantor, Lineocantor, Maculocantor, Myioctonus, Myiodioctes, Neodendroica, Parula, Perissoglossa, Piceacantor, Pinacantor, Ruticilla, Sylvania, Sylvicola, Sylviocantor, Sylviparus, Terracantor, Vireocantor, Wilsonia.

tigrina / tigrinum / tigrinus
L. tigrinus  tigrine, barred or striped like a tiger  < tigris, tigridis  tiger  < Gr. τιγρις tigris, τιγριδος tigridos  tiger.
● "Je ne connais pas Alauda tigrina, Vieill., de Ténériffe, mais c'est sans doute le jeune d'une bonne espèce." (Bonaparte 1854) (syn. Alaudala rufescens).
● ex “Ficedula canadensis fusca” and “Ficedula dominicensis fusca” of Brisson 1760, “Spotted Yellow Fly-catcher” of Edwards 1760, “Figuier tacheté de jaune” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Spotted Yellow Warbler” of Latham 1783 and Pennant 1785 (Setophaga).
● ex “Onoré de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 790, “Héron tigré” of Fermin 1769, “Onoré” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Tiger Bittern” of Latham 1785 (syn. Tigrisoma lineatum) (= ☼).
● Tigré I., Honduras (syn. Tigrisoma mexicanum).