Choco Daggerbill / Schistes albogularis

Choco Daggerbill / Schistes albogularis

Choco Daggerbill

SCI Name:  Schistes albogularis
Protonym:  Schistes albogularis Contrib.Orn.[Jardine] p.140
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  webhum3
Type Locality:  Quito, Ecuador = west side of Pichincha at 6000 feet, ex Monogr. Trochil., pt. 6, 1853.
Publish Year:  1852
IUCN Status:  


(Trochilidae; Ϯ Eastern Wedge-billed Hummingbird S. geoffroyi) Mod. L. schistes  with a wedge  < Gr. σχιζω skhizō  to cleave, to split; "SCHISTES ALBOGULARIS, GOULD.   ...   Remark.  This species is very nearly allied to the Trochilus geoffroyi of authors, which with the present bird I have deemed it requisite to raise to the rank of a genus." (Gould 1851); "In its singular wedge-shaped bill  ...  it differs from the members of all the previously established genera of this family ...  I feel certain that this peculiarity in the form of the bill is adapted for some especial purpose." (Gould 1861); "Schistes Gould, in Jardine's Contr. Orn., 1851, p. 140. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus geoffroyi Bourcier. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 24.)" (Peters 1945, V, 126).

albogulare / albogularis
L. albus  white; Mod. L. gularis  throated, of the throat  < L. gula  throat.