Rück’s Blue Flycatcher / Cyornis ruckii

Rück\'s Blue Flycatcher / Cyornis ruckii

Rück's Blue Flycatcher

SCI Name:  Cyornis ruckii
Protonym:  Siphia Ruckii Bull.Soc.Philom.(7), 5 p.78
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Muscicapidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rubfly1
Type Locality:  Malacca. Type, in Museum National d''Histoire Naturelle, Paris, said to be from Kessang (= Kesang) on the coast, fide Robinson and Kinnear, 1928, Novit. Zool., 34, p. 256.
Publish Year:  1881
IUCN Status:  


(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher C. rubeculoides) Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "The following species I separate by the appellation  Cyornis, Nobis: having the bill less compressed, the tarsi shorter and together with the toes more feeble, and altogether partaking more of the Flycatcher form; they also have not the brilliant cœrulean spot on the sides of the neck conspicuous in the foregoing group [Chaitaris].    1. C. rubeculoides; Phœnicura rubeculoides, Vigors, P. Z. S. 1831, p. 35; Chaitaris brevipes, Hodgson.  Himalaya   ...   2. C. banyumas; Muscicapa banyumas, Horsfield; M. cantatrix, Temminck; M. aurea? Lev., which name would hold precedence; M. rubecula, Swainson, Nat. Libr., the female.  Southern India and Malay countries.   ...   3. C. Tickelliae, Nobis; M. hyacintha, Tem., apud Tickell, J. A. S. II. 574.  ...  Inhabits Central India.†   ...   † Add 4. C. unicolor, Nobis." (Blyth 1843); "Cyornis Blyth, 1843, Journ. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 12, p. 940. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Birds Brit. Mus., p. 53), Phoenicura rubeculoides Vigors." (Watson in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 355).
Var. Cynornis, Cyanornis.
Synon. AddoecaOlcyornis, Rhinomyias, Rileyornis, Schwaneria.

Dr Raphaël Louis Barnabé Adolphe Rück (1838-1907) French physician, traveller, collector in Malaysia (Laurent Raty in litt.) (‡Cyornis).