Rufous-capped Nunlet / Nonnula ruficapilla

Rufous-capped Nunlet / Nonnula ruficapilla

Rufous-capped Nunlet

SCI Name:  Nonnula ruficapilla
Protonym:  Lypornix ruficapilla Arch.Naturgesch. 10 p.300
Category:  Galbuliformes / Bucconidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rucnun1
Type Locality:  Peru, = Vitoc Valley.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1844
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

NONNULA
(Bucconidae; Ϯ Rusty-breasted Nunlet N. rubecula) Mod. L. nonnula  nunlet, little nun  < dim. Med. L. nonna  nun  < Late Gr. νοννα nonna  nun  < νοννος nonnos  monk; "For the more debile and passerine form of Malacoptila, represented by the Bucco rubecula, Spix, and Lypornix ruficapilla, Tschudi, I propose the new generic or subgeneric appellation Nonnula, type N. rubecula (Bucco rubecula, Spix, Av. Bras. i. t. 39. fig. 1. p. 51).  The members of this section are much inferior in size to the true Malacoptilæ." (P. Sclater 1853).
Synon. Microtrogon.

nonnula
Mod. L. nonnula  nunlet, little nun  < dim. Med. L. nonna  nun  < Late Gr. νοννα nonna  nun  < νοννος nonnos  monk.

ruficapilla / ruficapillum / ruficapillus
L. rufus  red, ruddy, rufous; -capillus  -capped  < capillus  hair of the head.
● ex “Tutu” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 52, and “Motmot Oranroux” of Levaillant 1806 < French orange orange; roux red (Baryphthengus).
● ex “Tordo del corona de canela” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 72 (Chrysomus).
● ex “Rousse-Tête” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 124 (syn. Cisticola fulvicapillus).
● ex “Ficedula martinicana” of Brisson 1760, “Figuier à tête rousse” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Bloody-side Warbler” of Latham 1783 and Pennant 1785 (subsp. Dendroica petechia).
● ex “Tachurí corona de canela” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 164 (syn. Euscarthmus meloryphus).
● ex “Suirirí cabeza y rabadilla de canela” (= ♀) of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 178 (syn. Knipolegus cyanirostris).
● ex “Guêpier Rousse Tête” or “Guêpier Bonelli” of Levaillant 1814, pl. 19 (syn. Merops superciliosus).
● ex “Ortolan de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 158, fig. 1 (syn. Zonotrichia leucophrys).

SUBSPECIES

Rufous-capped Nunlet (rufipectus)
SCI Name: Nonnula ruficapilla rufipectus
rufipectus
L. rufus  rufous, ruddy; pectus, pectoris  breast.

Rufous-capped Nunlet (ruficapilla)
SCI Name: Nonnula ruficapilla ruficapilla
ruficapilla / ruficapillum / ruficapillus
L. rufus  red, ruddy, rufous; -capillus  -capped  < capillus  hair of the head.
● ex “Tutu” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 52, and “Motmot Oranroux” of Levaillant 1806 < French orange orange; roux red (Baryphthengus).
● ex “Tordo del corona de canela” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 72 (Chrysomus).
● ex “Rousse-Tête” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 124 (syn. Cisticola fulvicapillus).
● ex “Ficedula martinicana” of Brisson 1760, “Figuier à tête rousse” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Bloody-side Warbler” of Latham 1783 and Pennant 1785 (subsp. Dendroica petechia).
● ex “Tachurí corona de canela” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 164 (syn. Euscarthmus meloryphus).
● ex “Suirirí cabeza y rabadilla de canela” (= ♀) of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 178 (syn. Knipolegus cyanirostris).
● ex “Guêpier Rousse Tête” or “Guêpier Bonelli” of Levaillant 1814, pl. 19 (syn. Merops superciliosus).
● ex “Ortolan de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 158, fig. 1 (syn. Zonotrichia leucophrys).

Rufous-capped Nunlet (nattereri)
SCI Name: Nonnula ruficapilla nattereri
natterei / nattereri / nattererii / natterii
Dr Johann Natterer (1787-1843) Austrian zoologist, collector, resident in Brazil 1817-1835 (subsp. Amazona ochrocephala, Anthus, subsp. Attila bolivianus, syn. Augastes scutatus, syn. Certhia brachydactyla, subsp. Colaptes melanochloros, Cotinga, Hylopezus, Lepidothrix, subsp. Loriotus cristatus (?x), Lurocalis, subsp. Momotus momota, subsp. Nonnula ruficapilla, Phaethornis, syn. Phylloscopus bonellii, Pipile, subsp. Platyrinchus platyrhynchos, syn. Poecilotriccus latirostris ochropterus, subsp. Rupornis magnirostris, Selenidera, syn. Tinamus solitarius, syn. Tityra inquisitor).

Rufous-capped Nunlet (inundata)
SCI Name: Nonnula ruficapilla inundata
inundata
L. inundatus inundated, flooded < inundare to overflow.