Straight-billed Reedhaunter / Limnoctites rectirostris

Straight-billed Reedhaunter / Limnoctites rectirostris

Straight-billed Reedhaunter

SCI Name:  Limnoctites rectirostris
Protonym:  Limnornis rectirostris Zool.Voy.Beagle[Darwin] pt11 p.80 pl.26
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  stbree2
Type Locality:  Maldonado, Uruguay.
Publish Year:  1839
IUCN Status:  


(Furnariidae; Ϯ Straight-billed Reedhaunter L. rectirostris) Gr. λιμνη limnē  marsh; κτιτης ktitēs  builder, inhabitant  < κτιζω ktizō  to found, to build; "LIMNOCTITES genus nov.a   ...   Limnoctites genus nov.   Allied to Limnornis GOULD, but wings and tarsi very much shorter; rectrices much narrower and pointed at the tip, instead of broadly rounded, with the inner web distinctly emarginate subapically; bill much more slender and strongly compressed laterally; culmen nearly straight.  Type: Limnornis rectirostris GOULD.   ...   Darwin's two specimens in the British Museum are the only ones in existence. Although the tail is incomplete in both of the types, there can be no question as to this bird being quite distinct from Limnornis curvirostris found in the same region." (Hellmayr 1925).

rectirostra / rectirostris
L. rectus  straight  < regere  to guide; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.
● ex “Soui-manga à bec droit” of Audebert & Vieillot 1802 (Anthreptes).