Cocos Flycatcher / Nesotriccus ridgwayi

Cocos Flycatcher / Nesotriccus ridgwayi

Cocos Flycatcher

SCI Name:  Nesotriccus ridgwayi
Protonym:  Nesotriccus Ridgwayi Bull.Mus.Comp.Zool. 27 p.124 pl.[2]
Category:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  cocfly1
Type Locality:  Cocos Island.
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Publish Year:  1895
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

NESOTRICCUS
(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Cocos Flycatcher N. ridgwayi) Gr. νησος nēsos  island (= Cocos I., off the coast of Costa Rica); genus Triccus Cabanis, 1846, tody tyrant; "Nesotriccus, gen. nov.1  Allied to Eribates of the Galapagos Islands, but with bill relatively [l]onger and more flattened. Culmen separating the nostrils as a prominent ridge. Gonys less than half the length of lower mandible, terminating in advance of nostrils. Tail relatively shorter.  TYPE Nesotriccus Ridgwayi sp. nov.   ...   Hab. Cocos Island.   ...  νησος = island; Triccus = a genus of tyrant flycatchers." (Townsend 1895). Recent work suggests that this genus should include Phaeomyias.
Var. Nesotrichus.

ridgway / ridgwayi
Robert Ridgway (1850-1929) US ornithologist, Smithsonian Curator of Birds 1880-1929 (Aegolius, syn. Amazona leucocephala, subsp. Anous stolidus, Antrostomus, subsp. Arremonops rufivirgatus, Baeolophus, syn. Basileuterus culicivorus, Buteo, subsp. Buteogallus urubitinga, subsp. Camptostoma imberbe, subsp. Certhidea fusca, subsp. Chasiempis sandwichensis, subsp. Cochlearius cochlearius, subsp. Colinus virginianus, Cotinga, subsp. Cyanocitta stelleri, subsp. Dendrocincla fuliginosa, syn. Dendrocolaptes certhia concolor, syn. Dryobates scalaris parvus, subsp. Fregata minor, subsp. Geothlypis poliocephalaGlaucidium, subsp. Icterus icterus, subsp. Jacamerops aureus, subsp. Lagopus muta, subsp. Leiothlypis ruficapilla (ex Helmithophaga ruficapilla gutturalis Ridgway, 1874), subsp. Loxigilla noctis, syn. Megascops trichopsis, subsp. Myiobius atricaudus, Nesotriccus, subsp. Pandion haliaetus, syn. Passerella iliaca insularis, subsp. Pheugopedius coraya, Plegadis, subsp. Psarocolius wagleri, subsp. Scardafella squammata, Stelgidopteryx, Thalurania, subsp. Thryorchilus browni, subsp. Xenops genibarbis).