Red-winged Tinamou / Rhynchotus rufescens

Red-winged Tinamou / Rhynchotus rufescens

Red-winged Tinamou

SCI Name:  Rhynchotus rufescens
Protonym:  Tinamus rufescens Hist.Nat.Pig.Gallin. 3 p.552,747
Category:  Tinamiformes / Tinamidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rewtin1
Type Locality:  Paraguay, rare in Brazil. Sao Paulo suggested as type locality by Hellmayr, supra, p. 479, note.
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Publish Year:  1815
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

RHYNCHOTUS
(Tinamidae; Ϯ Red-winged Tinamou R. rufescens) Gr. ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; -οτης -otēs  featuring; "GENUS 2.  RHYNCHOTUS.  Rostro elongato, corneo, haud alto, subarcuato, apice convexo, acuto, nec curvo, nec lateraliter sulcato; naribus fere basalibus; digito postico elevato, breviusculo; genibus nudis; tarsis antice scutato-fasciatis, postice reticulatis.   SPECIES 1.  RHYNCHOTUS FASCIATUS." (von Spix 1825); "Rhynchotus Spix, Av. Bras., 2, 1825, p. 60, pl. 76c. Type, by monotypy, Rhynchotus fasciatus Spix = Tinamus rufescens Temminck." (Peters 1931, I, 23).
Var. Rhynchotis (Gr. ωτις ōtis bustard), Rhyncotus, Rhinchotus.
Synon. Nothurus.

rufescens
L. rufescens, rufescentis  reddish  < rufescere  to become reddish  < rufus  red.
● ex “Aigrette rousse de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 902, “Aigrette rousse” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Reddish Egret” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (Egretta).
● ex “Gobe-mouche roux de Cayenne” (= ♀) of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 453, fig. 1, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Rufous Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Pachyramphus rufus).
● ex “Red-backed Pelican” of Latham 1785 (Pelecanus).
● ex Tringa fulicaria Linnaeus, 1758, and “Phalarope roussâtre” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Phalaropus fulicarius).
● ex “Ynambú guazú” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 326 (Rhynchotus).
● ex “Crombec” or “Figuier à Bec Courbi” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 135 (Sylvietta).

SUBSPECIES

Red-winged Tinamou (catingae)
SCI Name: Rhynchotus rufescens catingae
catingae
Brazilian Portuguese caatinga, a deciduous dry tropical forest and scrub habitat of north-eastern Brazil.

Red-winged Tinamou (rufescens)
SCI Name: Rhynchotus rufescens rufescens
rufescens
L. rufescens, rufescentis  reddish  < rufescere  to become reddish  < rufus  red.
● ex “Aigrette rousse de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 902, “Aigrette rousse” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Reddish Egret” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (Egretta).
● ex “Gobe-mouche roux de Cayenne” (= ♀) of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 453, fig. 1, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Rufous Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Pachyramphus rufus).
● ex “Red-backed Pelican” of Latham 1785 (Pelecanus).
● ex Tringa fulicaria Linnaeus, 1758, and “Phalarope roussâtre” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Phalaropus fulicarius).
● ex “Ynambú guazú” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 326 (Rhynchotus).
● ex “Crombec” or “Figuier à Bec Courbi” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 135 (Sylvietta).

Red-winged Tinamou (pallescens)
SCI Name: Rhynchotus rufescens pallescens
pallescens
L. pallescens, pallescentis  pale-coloured, yellowish  < pallescere  to turn pale  <  pallere  to be pale.