Orange-crowned Manakin / Heterocercus aurantiivertex

Orange-crowned Manakin / Heterocercus aurantiivertex

Orange-crowned Manakin

SCI Name:  Heterocercus aurantiivertex
Protonym:  Heterocercus aurantiivertex Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt2 p.157
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Pipridae /
Taxonomy Code:  orcman3
Type Locality:  Sarayacu, Ecuador.
Publish Year:  1880
IUCN Status:  


(Pipridae; Ϯ Flame-crested Manakin H. linteatus) Gr. ἑτερος heteros   different; κερκος kerkos  tail; "both sexes possess the graduated tail with the outermost rectrices shortest and narrowest (being about half the length and width of the central tail feathers). Furthermore, the feather rachises of the rectrices are curiously unstiffened" (Kirwan & Green 2011); "Genus HETEROCERCUS.   1494. HETEROCERCUS LINTEATUS.  Elænia linteata, Strickl. Contr. Orn. 1850, p. 121. pl. 63. Heterocercus linteatus, Hartl. in Mus. Brem." (P. Sclater 1862); "Heterocercus Sclater, 1862, Cat. Coll. Amer. Birds, p. 245. Type, by monotypy, Elaenia linteata Strickland." (Snow in Peters, 1979, VIII, p. 257).

Gr. ἑτερος heteros different; κερκος kerkos tail.

Late Med. L. aurantius  orange-coloured  < aurantia  orange; L. vertex, verticis  crown of the head.