Red-rumped Woodpecker / Dryobates kirkii

Red-rumped Woodpecker / Dryobates kirkii

Red-rumped Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Dryobates kirkii
Protonym:  Picus (Chloropicus) Kirkii Rev.Zool. 8 p.400
Category:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rerwoo1
Type Locality:  Tobago.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1845
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

DRYOBATES
(Picidae; Ϯ Downy Woodpecker D. pubescens) Gr. δρυς drus, δρυος druos  tree; βατης batēs  walker  < βατεω bateō  to tread  < βαινω bainō  to walk; "XXIX. Fam. Picidae  ...  Dryobates: Picus pubescens Gm. u. s. w." (Boie 1826); “In the 1st edition of the List and in the Cat. Birds B. M. the generic name Dendrocopus is used. This was first introduced by Koch [Dendrocopos 1816] ...  for the Spotted Woodpeckers. The same name, however, had previously been used by Vieillot [1816] ...  The type of Vieillot’s Dendrocopus is either “le Picucule” or “le Talapiot” of Daubenton, now known respectively as Dendrocolaptes certhia (Bodd.) and Dendroplex picus (Gmel.), both of which belong to the family Dendrocolaptidae. Dendrocopus cannot therefore be used for the Spotted Woodpeckers.” (BOU 1915); "Dryobates Boie, Isis von Oken, 1826, Bd. 2, col. 977. Type, by monotypy, Picus pubescens Linné." (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 180).
Synon. Hyloscopus.

dryobates
Gr. δρυς drus, δρυος druos  tree; βατης batēs  walker  < βατεω bateō  to tread  < βαινω bainō  to walk.

kirki / kirkii
● Dr Sir John Kirk (1832-1922) Scottish naturalist, colonial administrator, physician with David Livingstone on second Zambezi expedition 1858-1863, Consul to Zanzibar 1866-1887 (subsp. Chalcomitra amethystina, syn. Dendroperdix rovuma, subsp. Prionops scopifrons, syn. Pytilia melba soudanensis, subsp. Turdoides jardineii, Zosterops).
● John Kirk (fl. 1845) collector on Tobago (Veniliornis).

SUBSPECIES

Red-rumped Woodpecker (neglectus)
SCI Name: Dryobates kirkii neglectus
neglecta / neglectum / neglectus
L. neglectus  ignored, overlooked, neglected, disregarded  < neglegere  to neglect.

Red-rumped Woodpecker (cecilii)
SCI Name: Dryobates kirkii cecilii
cecilii
● François-Charles Cécile (1766-1840) French engineer, explorer in Egypt 1798-1801 (syn. Anthus cervinus).
● Marie Cécile de Maillier née Malherbe (1832-1870) daughter of French ornithologist Prof. Alfred Malherbe (subsp. Veniliornis kirkii).

Red-rumped Woodpecker (kirkii)
SCI Name: Dryobates kirkii kirkii
kirki / kirkii
● Dr Sir John Kirk (1832-1922) Scottish naturalist, colonial administrator, physician with David Livingstone on second Zambezi expedition 1858-1863, Consul to Zanzibar 1866-1887 (subsp. Chalcomitra amethystina, syn. Dendroperdix rovuma, subsp. Prionops scopifrons, syn. Pytilia melba soudanensis, subsp. Turdoides jardineii, Zosterops).
● John Kirk (fl. 1845) collector on Tobago (Veniliornis).

Red-rumped Woodpecker (continentalis)
SCI Name: Dryobates kirkii continentalis
continentalis / continentis
Mod. L. continentalis  continental, of a continent, of the mainland  < L. continens, continentis  mainland, continent  < continere  to hold together.

Red-rumped Woodpecker (monticola)
SCI Name: Dryobates kirkii monticola
MONTICOLA
(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush M. saxatilis) L. monticola  mountain-dweller, mountaineer  < mons, montis  mountain; -cola  inhabitant  < colere  to dwell; "22. Familie. Drosseln, Turdus.  43. Gattung. Monticola.2    85. saxatilis    86. cyanus.   ...   2 Unterscheidendes Kennzeichen der Gattung: das rostrothe oder schieferblaue Gefieder." (Boie 1822); "Monticola Boie, 1822, Isis, col. 552. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1847, Gen. Birds, 1, p. 220), Turdus saxatilis Linnaeus." (Ripley in Peters 1964, X, 135).
Synon. Colonocincla, Cyanocincla, Migratorius, Notiocichla, Notiocincla, Orocetes, Oroscirtetes, Petrocincla, Petrocossyphus, Petrophila, Petrornis, Pseudocossyphus.