Scaly-breasted Hummingbird / Phaeochroa cuvierii

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird / Phaeochroa cuvierii

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Phaeochroa cuvierii
Protonym:  Trochilus Cuvierii Rev.Zool. 9 p.310
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  scbhum1
Type Locality:  Isthmus of Panama and Telemdn, Central America.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1846
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

phaeochroa
Gr. φαιος phaios  dusky, brown; χροα khroa, χροας khroas  colour, appearance  < χρως khrōs, χρωτος khrōtos  complexion.

Phaeochroa
(syn. Campylopterus Ϯ Scaly-breasted Sabrewing C. cuvierii) Gr. φαιος phaios  dusky, brown; χροα khroa, χροας khroas  colour  < χρως khrōs, χρωτος khrōtos  complexion; "Genus PHÆOCHROA, Gould.  (φαιος, fuscus, et Xροα, color.)   Generic characters.  Male.—Bill longer than the head, and slightly arched; wings large; the shafts of the first and second primaries slightly dilated; tail moderately long and square, or very slightly rounded; tarsi partially clothed; feet rather large; hind toe shorter than the middle toe; claws short.   60. PHÆOCHROA CUVIERI.   ...   61. PHÆOCHROA ROBERTI" (Gould 1861); "Phæochroa Gould, Intr. Trochil., 1861, p. 54. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus cuvierii DeLattre and Bourcier. (Elliot, Classif. Syn. Trochilidae, 1879, p. 23.)" (Peters 1945, V, 17).

cuvierii
Léopold Chrêtien Frédéric Dagobert Baron Cuvier (1769-1832) French anatomist, better known by his nom de plume Georges Cuvier (Campylopterus).

SUBSPECIES

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird (Robert's)
SCI Name: Phaeochroa cuvierii roberti
roberti
• Robert Owen (1838-1880) English engineer, landowner in Guatemala (Paul Scofield in litt.); "Owen's Sabre-wing  ... It was collected in the Vera Paz mountains of Central America by Mr. Robert Owen, after whom it has been named" (Gould 1861) (subsp. Campylopterus cuvierii).
• Robert Ridgway (1850-1929) US ornithologist, Smithsonian Curator of Birds 1880-1929 (syn. Cantorchilus modestus).
• Alphonse Robert (fl. 1903) French botanist, collector in Madagascar 1894-1896, Brazil and Paraguay 1901-1903 (Conopophaga, Hovacrex).
• Maj. Robert Alexander (1873-1928) brother of British explorer Capt. Boyd Alexander (Cossyphicula).
• Robert Hamilton Mathews (1841-1918) Australian surveyor, anthropologist, ethnologist, father of ornithologist Gregory M. Mathews (syn. Cygnus atratus, syn. Zapornia tabuensis).
• Frederick William Robert (fl. 1895) Australian surveyor in Indian Survey Dept. 1875-1895, mountaineer (subsp. Napothera epilepidota, Stachyris).

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird (Cuvier's)
SCI Name: Phaeochroa cuvierii [cuvierii Group]
phaeochroa
Gr. φαιος phaios  dusky, brown; χροα khroa, χροας khroas  colour, appearance  < χρως khrōs, χρωτος khrōtos  complexion.