Silky-tailed Nightjar / Antrostomus sericocaudatus

Silky-tailed Nightjar / Antrostomus sericocaudatus

Silky-tailed Nightjar

SCI Name:  Antrostomus sericocaudatus
Protonym:  Antrostomus serico-caudatis Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 4(1848) p.238
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sitnig1
Type Locality:  South America.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1849
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ANTROSTOMUS
(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Chuck-will's-widow A. carolinensis) Gr. αντρον antron  cavern; στομα stoma, στοματος stomatos  mouth. "Son bec depuis son bout jusqu'aux coins de la bouche a un pouce sept lignes de long  ...  Les bords de la mâchoire supérieure sont garnis de longs poils noirs, tournés en-devant & roides comme des soyes  ...  Il se nourrit d'Insectes" (Brisson 1760); "Gen. 38. ANTROSTOMUS, Gould.    42. ANTROSTOMUS CAROLINENSIS, Nob. (Caprimulgus Carolinensis, Gm.) Aud. pl. 52.  Southern parts" (Bonaparte 1838); "Antrostomus Bonaparte, Geog. & Comp. List, 1838, p. 8  (Type, fixed by Gray, 1840, Caprimulgus carolinensis Gmel.)." (Cory, 1918, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. II (1), p. 131).
Var. Androstomus, Anthrostomus, Anthrostumus.
Synon. Annamornus, Setochalcis.

sericocaudatus
L. sericus  silken  < Gr. σηρικος sērikos  silken  < σηρικον sērikon  silk  < σηρες Sēres  the people from whom silk was obtained, the Chinese; caudatus  tailed  < cauda  tail; “It  ...can at once be recognised by the silky white tips of the external tail feathers  ...This is one of the few species of this family which have pretensions to beauty” (Cassin 1849) (Antrostomus).

SUBSPECIES

Silky-tailed Nightjar (mengeli)
SCI Name: Antrostomus sericocaudatus mengeli
mengeli
Prof. Robert Morrow Mengel (1921-1990) US ornithologist, artist, bibliographer (subsp. Antrostomus sericocaudatus).

Silky-tailed Nightjar (sericocaudatus)
SCI Name: Antrostomus sericocaudatus sericocaudatus
sericocaudatus
L. sericus  silken  < Gr. σηρικος sērikos  silken  < σηρικον sērikon  silk  < σηρες Sēres  the people from whom silk was obtained, the Chinese; caudatus  tailed  < cauda  tail; “It  ...can at once be recognised by the silky white tips of the external tail feathers  ...This is one of the few species of this family which have pretensions to beauty” (Cassin 1849) (Antrostomus).