Masked Cardinal / Paroaria nigrogenis

Masked Cardinal / Paroaria nigrogenis

Masked Cardinal

SCI Name:  Paroaria nigrogenis
Protonym:  Nemosia nigro-genis Rev.Zool. 9ème Année p. 273-274
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  reccar3
Type Locality:  mouth of the Orinoco, Venezuela.
Publish Year:  1846
IUCN Status:  


(Thraupidae; Ϯ Red-crested Cardinal P. coronata) Tupí name Tiéguacú paroára for a small yellow, red and grey bird; de Buffon 1770-1783, selected 'Paroare' from the Tupí autochthonym (mentioned by Marcgrave) because, where possible, he preferred to retain local names. Brisson 1760, had given the Red-cowled Cardinal P. dominicana the name “Cardinal Dominiquain,” in allusion to its red head and black and white plumage; "19. Paroaria, Nob. (typ. Fringilla cucullata, Vieill.)  Am. m." (Bonaparte 1832); "Paroaria Bonaparte, 1831 [= 1832], Giorn. Arcad. Sci. Lett. Arti [Rome], 52, p. 206. Type, by original designation, Fringilla cucullata Vieillot = Loxia coronata Miller." (Paynter in Peters 1970, XIII, 212).
Var. Paroria.
Synon. Calyptrophorus, Coccopsis.

nigrogenis / nigrogenys
L. niger black; genis cheeks < gena cheek.