Nacunda Nighthawk / Chordeiles nacunda

Nacunda Nighthawk / Chordeiles nacunda

Nacunda Nighthawk

SCI Name:  Chordeiles nacunda
Protonym:  Caprimulgus nacunda Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 10 p.240
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  nacnig1
Type Locality:  Paraguay.
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Publish Year:  1817
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CHORDEILES
(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Common Nighthawk C. minor) Gr. χορδη khordē  chord; δειλη deilē  evening (cf. “Apparently a badly coined name from Gr. khōreo, to travel, and deilē, in the unusual sense of “evening” ” (Macleod 1954); “Gr. choros, most likely “a circular dance” hence “a moving about”; Gr. deile, “evening” ” (Choate 1985)); "2. CAPRIMULGUS (CHORDEILES) VIRGINIANUS. (Sw.)  The Pisk.  ...  Sub-genus, Chordeiles*, Sw.  ...  Peesquaw.  CREE INDIANS.  ...  The very peculiar noise it makes is most frequently heard in the evening, and often seems to be emitted close to the listener, although the bird which produces it is at the time so high in the air as to be nearly imperceptible. The sound resembles that produced by the vibration of a tense, thick cord in a violent gust of wind.   ...   * Chorda crepusculi (Th. χορδη et δειλη): in allusion to the peculiar sound it makes.   ...   44. Sub-genus, CHORDEILES.  (Generis Caprimulgi.)  Rostrum Caprimulgi.  Rictus lævis.  Alæ caudam æquantes; remiges omnes intergerrimæ.  Cauda forficata.  Digitus externus interno brevior.  Unguis medius serratus.  Type.—Chordeiles Virginianus (Caprimulgus Americanus, WILS.)" (Swainson 1832); "Chordeiles Swainson, in Swainson and Richardson's Fauna Bor.-Am., 2, 1831 (1832), p. 496. Type, by original designation, Caprimulgus virginianus Gmelin = Caprimulgus minor J. R. Forster." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 185).
Var. Chordelies, Chordiles, Chordediles, ChordedilusChordeilus.
Synon. Microrhynchus, Nannochordeiles, Podager, Proithera, Ramphaoratus.

nacunda
Güaraní name Nhakundá  big mouth, for the Nacunda Nighthawk; "NÚM. CCCXII.  DEL ÑACUNDÁ.  Por este nombre le conocen los Guaranís, quienes suelen llamar Ñacundá á todo hombre ó mujer que tiene la boca muy grande." (de Azara 1805) (Podager).

SUBSPECIES

Nacunda Nighthawk (coryi)
SCI Name: Chordeiles nacunda coryi
coryi
Charles Barney Cory (1857-1921) US businessman, collector, ornithologist (Asthenes, subsp. Chordeiles nacunda, syn. Cichlherminia lherminieri, subsp. Geothlypis rostrata, subsp. Loxigilla noctis, subsp. Phaenicophilus poliocephalus, subsp. Rallus crepitans, syn. Sula sula, syn. Tiaris olivacea, subsp. Turdus rubripes).

Nacunda Nighthawk (nacunda)
SCI Name: Chordeiles nacunda nacunda
nacunda
Güaraní name Nhakundá  big mouth, for the Nacunda Nighthawk; "NÚM. CCCXII.  DEL ÑACUNDÁ.  Por este nombre le conocen los Guaranís, quienes suelen llamar Ñacundá á todo hombre ó mujer que tiene la boca muy grande." (de Azara 1805) (Podager).