Chestnut-sided Warbler / Setophaga pensylvanica

Chestnut-sided Warbler / Setophaga pensylvanica

Chestnut-sided Warbler

SCI Name:  Setophaga pensylvanica
Protonym:  Motacilla pensylvanica Syst.Nat.ed.12 ed.12 p.333
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Parulidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chswar
Type Locality:  Pennsylvania ; restricted to near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Amer. Ornith. Union, 1910, Check-Hst North Amer. Birds, ed. 3, p. 314.
Publish Year:  1766
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.

pensilvanica / pensilvanicus / pensylvanica / pensylvanicus / pensylvaticus
Pennsylvania, USA. Named after Adm. Sir William Penn (1621-1670) Royal Navy, father of William Penn (1644-1718) first Proprietor of the American holdings granted by King Charles II in lieu of a debt owed by the Crown.
● ex “Lark of Pensilvania” of Edwards 1760, and “Red Lark” of Latham 1783 (syn. Anthus rubescens).
● "114. MOTACILLA.  ...  pensylvanica.  19. M. pileo flavescente, hypochondriis sanguineis.  Motacilla pectore rubro. Edw. av. - - t. 301.  Habitat in Pensylvania.  Corpus virescens, nigro varium, subtus albicans, lateribus, sub alis, sanguineis. Caput supra albicans. Sub oculis macula nigra, oblonga." (Linnaeus 1766) (Setophaga).
● ex “White-throated Sparrow” of Edwards 1760 (syn. Zonotrichia albicollis).