Grauer’s Warbler / Graueria vittata

Grauer\'s Warbler / Graueria vittata

Grauer's Warbler

SCI Name:  Graueria vittata
Protonym:  Graueria vittata Bull.Br.Orn.Club 23 p.8
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Macrosphenidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grawar1
Type Locality:  primeval forest 90 kilometers west of Lake Albert Edward (= Lake Edward), Belgian Congo; altitude 1,600 meters.
Publish Year:  1908
IUCN Status:  


(Macrosphenidae; Grauer's Warbler G. vittata) Rudolf Grauer (1871-1927) Austrian ornithologist, collector in tropical Africa 1904-1911. "GRAUERIA, gen. n.  Evidently near the genus Macrosphenus, but with the bill much stronger and shorter, not quite so long as the head, and less hooked at the tip.  Tail longer, nearly as long as the wing, and with wider rectrices.  Rictal bristles weak.  Sexes alike. Throat and fore-neck barred in the type species.  The type is GRAUERIA VITTATA, sp. n.   ...   Mr. Grauer, in whose honour the genus is named, sent six examples of this interesting new species in his last collection." (Hartert 1908); "Graueria Hartert, 1908, Bull. Brit. Ornith. Club, 23, p. 8.  Type, by original designation, Graueria vittata Hartert." (Traylor in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 196).  Grauer's Warbler is a bird of uncertain affinities, and may belong in Acrocephalidae or in Cisticolidae.

vittata / vittatum / vittatus
L. vittatus banded, ribboned < vitta ribbon, band.
● ex “Perroquet de St.-Domingue” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 792, “Papegai à bandeau rouge” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Red-banded Parrot” of Latham 1783 (Amazona).
● ex “Grey-backed Shrike” of Latham 1821 (Lanius).
● ex “Petrel bleu” of de Buffon 1770-1783, “Blue Peteril” of Cook 1777, “Vittated Petrel” of J. R. Forster 1777, 1778, and “Broad-billed Petrel” of Latham 17856 (Pachyptila).
● ex “Wreathed Tern” of Latham 1785 (Sterna).