Little Thornbird / Phacellodomus sibilatrix

Little Thornbird / Phacellodomus sibilatrix

Little Thornbird

SCI Name:  Phacellodomus sibilatrix
Protonym:  Phacellodomus sibilatrix Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt3 p.461
Category:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  littho1
Type Locality:  No locality, but the type presumably from Cordoba, Argentina.
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Publish Year:  1879
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DEFINITIONS

PHACELLODOMUS
(Furnariidae; Ϯ Rufous-fronted Thornbird P. rufifrons) Gr. φακελλος phakellos  bundle of twigs; δομος domos  house; the large stick-nests of the familiar thornbirds are conspicuous features of arid and semi-arid countryside in tropical America; "*LXXXVIIIPhacellodomus RCHB. Syst. d. Vögel t. suppl.   ...  *379. Ph. rufifrons (Sylvia — ILLIG) RCHB. t. DXXI. 3611—12.   ....   Zuerst beschreibt SWAINSON das von ihm beobachtete merkwürdige Nest, welches so groß ist, daß es zur Staffage der Landschaft um Bahia beiträgt. Es hängt an niedern Sträuchern, außerlich aus trockenen Stäben ohne alle Verwebung zusammengesetzt, 3—4 Fuß lang, von fern wie ein dickes Gewirre von Bohnenstroh, wie zufällig gestaltet aussehend." (Reichenbach 1853); "Phacellodomus Reichenow [sic], Handb. spec. Orn., cont. x, 1853, Scansoriae A. Sittinae, p. 146, 169. Type, by monotypy, Anabates rufifrons Wied." (Peters 1951, VII, 111).
Var. Phacellodromus, Phacelodomus, Placellodomus.
Synon. Drioctistes, Phaceloscenus.

sibilatrix
L. sibilatrix, sibilatricis  female whistler  < sibilator, sibilatoris  whistler  < sibilare  to whistle  < sibilus  whistling.

Sibilatrix
● (syn. Locustella Ϯ Grasshopper Warbler L. naevia) L. sibilatrix, sibilatricis  female whistler  < sibilator, sibilatoris  whistler  < sibilare  to whistle  < sibilus  whistling; "GENUS VI.  SIBILATRIX.  CHIRPER.  ...  1. Sibilatrix Locustella.  Grasshopper Chirper.  ...  THE genus to which I give the name of Sibilatrix, or Chirper, is composed of a few species of birds having a very slender form, and remarkable especially for their hideling habits, and peculiar sibilous cry, which in one species has been compared to that of a Grasshopper or Mole Cricket. They differ from the species of the genus Calamoherpe in having the bill longer and more compressed, the tarsi and toes also more elongated, while the claws are shorter but more attenuated, and the tail larger and graduated" (Macgillivray 1839).
● (syn. Phylloscopus Ϯ Wood Warbler P. sibilatrix) Specific name Motacilla sibilatrix Bechstein, 1793; "5. Sylvia sibilatrix.  ...  5. Waldsänger. Sibilatrix.  ...  Sie lieben Wälder, nähren sich von Insekten, bauen ein künstliches backofenförmiges Nest nah an die Erde und haben wenig Gesang" (Kaup 1829).   Var. Sibillatrix, Sibilartrix.