Crimson-breasted Finch / Rhodospingus cruentus

Crimson-breasted Finch / Rhodospingus cruentus

Crimson-breasted Finch

SCI Name:  Rhodospingus cruentus
Protonym:  Tiaris cruentus Rev.Zool. 7 p.435
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  crbfin1
Type Locality:  'les provinces baignees par l''Ocean Pacifique et notamment celle de Guayaquil,'' Ecuador.
Publish Year:  1844
IUCN Status:  


(Thraupidae; Ϯ Crimson-breasted Finch R. cruentus) Gr. ῥοδον  rhodon  rose; σπιγγος spingos  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; "c7. With the back uniform, not streaked.  c8. Bill very long; culmen exceeding length of middle toe and claw.  97. RHODOSPINGUS, p. 808.   ...   97. RHODOSPINGUS.  Coryphospingus, pt., auct. recent. (nec Cab.).  Range. Ecuador to Peru.   1. Rhodospingus cruentus. (Plate XV. fig. 1.)  Tiaris cruenta, Less.  ...  Tiaris comptus, Licht.   ...   Adult male. General colour above glossy black  ...  crown of head black, with a large sincipital mark of crimson  ...  the fore part of the cheeks crimson like the throat and under surface of the body   ...   2. Rhodospingus mentalis. (Plate XV. fig. 2.)  Adult male. Similar to R. cruentus, but distinguished by the black spot on the chin." (Sharpe 1888); "Rhodospingus Sharpe, 1888, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 12, p. [471 (in key),] 808. Type, by virtual monotypy, Tiaris cruenta [sic] Lesson." (Paynter in Peters 1970, XIII, 212).

L. cruentus  bloody, stained with blood  < cruor, cruoris  blood.