Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch / Poospiza rubecula

Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch / Poospiza rubecula

Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch

SCI Name:  Poospiza rubecula
Protonym:  Poospiza rubecula Novit.Zool. 2 p.8
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rbwfin1
Type Locality:  Cajabamba, 9,000 ft., and Huamachuco, 10,400 ft., Libertad, Peru. Type from Huamachuco, fide Hellmayr, 1938, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 13, pt. 11, p. 627.
Publish Year:  1895
IUCN Status:  


(Thraupidae; Ϯ Black-and-rufous Warblingfinch P. nigrorufa) Gr. ποα poa, ποας poas  grass, meadow; σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; "Poospiza nov. gen.  Einige der Chipiu Azara's, welche bisher, wie die folgenden Synonyme zeigen, bald hier bald dort untergebracht wurden, bilden die hier zu begründende Gattung Poospiza.  ...  Ausser einigen in Bezug auf die Synonymie noch nicht gehörig festgestellten Arten stellen wir zu Poospiza:  1. P. nigrorufa.  ...  2. P. thoracica.  ...  3. P. lateralis." (Cabanis 1847); "Poospiza Cabanis, 1847, Archiv. f. Naturg., 13, p. 349. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds, p. 75), Emberiza nigrorufa d'Orbigny and Lafresnaye." (Paynter in Peters 1970, XIII, 117).
Var. Paospiza, Poaspiza, Poespiza.
Synon. Compsospiza, Orospingus.

Med. L. rubecula  redbreast or robin  < dim. L. ruber  red, ruddy.  Epithet also given to unrelated species with red breasts, e.g. Mergus rubecula Palmer, 1836, a new name for the Red-breasted Merganser M. serrator.
● "99. MOTACILLA.  ...  Rubecula.  28. M. grisea, gula pectoreque fulvis. Fn. svec. 226.  Rubecula. Will. orn. 160. t. 38. Raj. av. 78. n. 3. Alb. av. I. p. 49. t. 51. Frisch. av. 3. t. 19. f. 2. Olin av. 16.  Habitat in Europa." (Linnaeus 1758) (Erithacus).
● ex "Red-breasted Tody” of Latham 1787 (Myiagra).

● (syn. Erithacus Ϯ European Robin E. rubecula) Specific name Motacilla rubecula Linnaeus, 1758; "Fünfte Sippe.  Rothkehlchen. Rubecula, Briss. (Dandalus, Boje.)  ...  1) Das Fichtenrothkehlchen. Rubecula pinetorum, Br. (S. rubecula, Lath., Mot. rubecula, Linn.)" (C. Brehm 1831).  Var. Rubecola.
● (syn. Phoenicurus Ϯ Black Redstart P. ochruros) Med. L. rubecula  robin  < dim. L. ruber  red, ruddy; "Genus Rubecula; Robin.   The robin-redbreast . . .R. familiaris    The black redstart. . .R. tithys    The common redstart . . .R. arborea   ...   The form of these birds is too well known to require a description: it is intermediate between the nightingales (Philomela) and the chats (Rubetra). It presents itself, however, under two slight modifications, which differ a little in their habits; one, exemplified in the common redstart of this country; the other, in the robin: their respective peculiarities are, however, united in the black redstart (R. tithys), which species may accordingly be selected as the standard of the genus Rubecula" (Blyth 1833).