Dwarf Cuckoo / Coccycua pumila

Dwarf Cuckoo / Coccycua pumila

Dwarf Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Coccycua pumila
Protonym:  Coccyzus pumilus Contrib.Orn.[Jardine] 1 p.28 pl.83
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  dwacuc1
Type Locality:  Trinidad, error = Venezuela.
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Publish Year:  1852
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

COCCYCUA
(Cuculidae; Ϯ Little Cuckoo C. minuta) Portmanteau of genera Coccyzus Vieillot, 1816, cuckoo, and Coua Schinz, 1821, coua; "XXVIII.e Genre. COCCYCOUA; Coccycua.  Bec très-court, peu élevé, très-comprimé, à mandibules égales, la supérieure voûtée; narines marginales, ouvertes, basales; ailes très-courtes, concaves, arrondies; les cinquième, sixième et septiéme rémiges les plus longues; tarses courts, grêles, scutellés; queue étagée, longue, cunéiforme.   COUCOUA CAPUCIN; Coccycua monachus: Cuculus monachus, Gal. du Mus.   ...  Habite Cayenne." (Lesson 1830); "Coccycua Lesson, Traité d'Orn., livr. 2, 1830, p. 142. Type, by monotypy, Cuculus monachus "Gal. du Mus." i.e. Lesson = Coccyzus minutus Vieillot." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 48).
Var. Coccycus.
Synon. CoccyzusaMicrococcyx.

COCCYZUS
(Cuculidae; Ϯ Yellow-billed Cuckoo C. americanus) Gr. κοκκυζω kokkuzō  to cry cuckoo  < κοκκυ kokku  cuckoo! the bird’s cry; “Coccyzus, said to be a misprint for Coccygus (Boie, Isis, 1826) as if the genitive of κόκκυζ, κόκκυγος. But it is probably a false latinizing of κοκκύζων = crying “Cuckoo””(BOU 1915); "40. COULICOU, Coccyzus.  Cuculus, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec alongé, épais à la base, long, entier, convexe en dessus, arqué, comprimé par les côtés.— Tarses plus longs que le doigt le plus long.— Ailes courtes, arrondies.   Esp. Coucou de la Caroline, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Coccyzus Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 28. Type, by monotypy, "Coucou de la Caroline" Buffon = Cuculus americanus Linné." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 41).
Var. Coccycus, Coccygon, Coccygus, CoccyziusCoccizus, Cocizus, Coccysus.   
Synon. Coccystes, CoccyzonCureus, Erythrophrys, Hyetomantis, Hyetornis, Nesococcyx, Ptiloleptis, Saurothera, Vetula.
• (Cuculidae; syn. Coua † Snail-eating Coua C. delalandei) Perhaps from L. coclea  snail; Gr. ζαω  zaō  to live (see Cochlothraustes); "XXVI.Genre.  COUA ou COULICOU; Coccyzus, Vieill.   ...   1. COUA DELALANDE; Coccyzus Delalandi, Temm., pl. 440  ...   2. COUA DE GEOFFROY; Coccyzus Geoffroyi, Temm., pl. 7.   ...   3. COUA TAITSOU; Coccyzus cæruleus, Vieill., Gal., pl. 41.   ...   4. COUA HUPPÉ; Coccyzus cristatus, Cuv., Enl. 589." (Lesson 1831); "Coccyzus "Vieill." Lesson, 1831, Traité d'Ornithologie, p. 138 (not of Vieillot, 1816).  Type, by subsequent designation (Cabanis and Heine, 1862, Museum Heineanum, IV (1), p. 74), Coccyzus delalandi, i.e. Coccycus delalandei Temminck, 1827." (JAJ 2021).

pumila
L. pumilus  dwarf.
● ex “Ardea pumila” of Lepekhin 1770, and “Dwarf Heron” of Latham 1785 (syn. Ardeola ralloides).
● ex “Caburé” of de Azara 1802-1805 (syn. Phalaenopsis minutissima).