Little Inca-Finch / Incaspiza watkinsi

Little Inca-Finch / Incaspiza watkinsi

Little Inca-Finch

SCI Name:  Incaspiza watkinsi
Protonym:  Incaspiza watkinsi Am.Mus.Novit. no.160 p.3
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  liifin1
Type Locality:  Perico, Rio Chinchipe, Cajamarca, Peru.
Publish Year:  1925
IUCN Status:  


(Thraupidae; Ϯ Great Inca-finch I. pulchra) Incas, the native peoples of Peru at the time of the Spanish conquista; Gr. σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; the inca-finches or inca tanagers are confined to the Andes of Peru; "Genus Incaspiza. (Type, Hæmophila pulchra Sclater.)   Similar to Aimophila Swainson, in much rounded wings and proportions of feet, but with tail decidedly shorter than wing, maxilla narrower (vertically) than mandible, maxillary tomium without any convexity in middle portion and style of coloration very different.   Coloration: Back and scapulars plain chestnut, rest of upper parts plain grey; face black; chest and sides grayish; belly and under tail-coverts white or buffy; lateral rectrices chiefly white; bill yellow." (Ridgway 1898). 

● Henry "Harry" George Watkins (1886-1933) and his brother Cazimir "Charles" Watkins (fl. 1924) English collectors, sometime resident in Peru (subsp. Clibanornis rubiginosus) (Mark Brown in litt.).
● Henry "Harry" George Watkins (1886-1933) English collector resident in Peru 1902-1933 (Grallaria, Incaspiza).