Olive-spotted Hummingbird / Leucippus chlorocercus

Olive-spotted Hummingbird / Leucippus chlorocercus

Olive-spotted Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Leucippus chlorocercus
Protonym:  Leucippus chlorocercus Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 p.194
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  olshum1
Type Locality:  Upper Ucayali River, Peru.
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Publish Year:  1866
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DEFINITIONS

LEUCIPPUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Buffy Hummingbird L. fallax) Gr. myth. Leucippus, son of Oenomaus, who developed a passion for Daphne and disguised himself as a woman companion to be near her. When his deception was revealed he was torn to pieces by the outraged attendants of the goddess. Both sexes of the Buffy Hummingbird share the same plumage; "*165. Leucippus, Bp. (Polytmus, p. Gr.)  America m.  2.   1. TROCHILUS fallax, Bourc. (Lampornis fulviventris, Gould)  Rev. Zool. 1843. ex Venezuela.   2. TROCHILUS turneri, Bourc. (hypoleucus, Gould) Proc. Zool. Soc. 1846.  ex Bolivia." (Bonaparte 1850); "Leucippus Bonaparte, Consp. Av., 1, Mar., 1850, p. 73. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus fallax Bourcier. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 21.)" (Peters 1945, V, 59).
Var. Leucipus.
Synon. Brabournea, Dolerisca, Doleromyia, Leucolia, Talaphorus, Thaumasius.

chlorocercus
Gr. χλωρος khlōros green; κερκος kerkos tail.