Rufous-rumped Lark / Pinarocorys erythropygia

Rufous-rumped Lark / Pinarocorys erythropygia

Rufous-rumped Lark

SCI Name:  Pinarocorys erythropygia
Protonym:  Alauda erythropygia Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1850) (1850), Pt18 no.218 p.219 pl.24
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Alaudidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rurlar1
Type Locality:  Kordofan.
Publish Year:  1852
IUCN Status:  


(Alaudidae; Ϯ Dusky Lark P. nigricans) Gr. πιναρος pinaros  dirty, shabby; Mod. L. corys  lark  < Gr. κορυδος korudos  crested lark  < κορυς korus, κορυθος koruthos  helmet; "I have restricted the genus Mirafra to birds in which the sexes are similar in plumage and the upper parts always mottled. I therefore propose the new generic name Pinarocorys for the reception of Alauda nigricans, Sundev., and Alauda erythropygia, Strickl., in which the coloured pattern of the wings is very dissimilar in the males and females, and the crown and back uniform [brown] in old birds" (Shelley 1902); "Pinarocorys Shelley, 1902, Birds Africa, 3, p. 15 (in text), p. 71. Type, by subsequent designation, Alauda nigricans Sundevall (Bianchi, 1907 (1906)), Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Pétersbourg (5), 25, p. 12)." (Peters 1960, IX, 3).

erythropygia / erythropygium / erythropygius
Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; -πυγιος -pugios  -rumped  < πυγη pugē   rump.
● ex “Red-rumped Creeper” of Latham 1801 (syn. Myzomela sanguinolenta).

(Muscicapidae; syn. Cercotrichas † White-browed Scrub Robin C. leucophrys) Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; -πυγιος -pugios  -rumped  < πυγη pugē  rump; "Genus ERYTHROPYGIA.  Bill moderate, slender, curved, and compressed towards the point, upper mandible slightly notched; nostrils basal, above membranaceous; rictus slightly bristled; wings short, round, fourth and fifth quills longest; tail rounded; tarsi moderate, acrotarsia divided; claws moderately curved.    Erythropygia pectoralis. Top of head grey-brown; back dull brown; rump and tail coverts rufous   ...   Inhabits the country between the Orange River and Kurrichaine.    Erythropygia Paena. Top of head grey-brown; back pale rufous brown; rump and tail coverts bright rufous  ...  Inhabits the country between Latakoo and the Tropic." (A. Smith 1836); "Erythropygia A. Smith, 1836, Rep. Exped. Centr. Africa, p. 46.  Type, by subsequent designation (Sharpe, 1883, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 7, p. 72), Erythropygia pectoralis Smith = Sylvia leucophrys Vieillot." (Ripley in Peters, 1964, X, p. 18).
Var. Crythropygia.