Sula Jungle-Flycatcher / Cyornis colonus

Sula Jungle-Flycatcher / Cyornis colonus

Sula Jungle-Flycatcher

SCI Name:  Cyornis colonus
Protonym:  Rhinomyias colonus Novit.Zool. 5 p.131
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Muscicapidae /
Taxonomy Code:  suljuf1
Type Locality:  Sula Mangoli (= Mangole, Sula).
Publish Year:  1898
IUCN Status:  


(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher C. rubeculoides) Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "The following species I separate by the appellation  Cyornis, Nobis: having the bill less compressed, the tarsi shorter and together with the toes more feeble, and altogether partaking more of the Flycatcher form; they also have not the brilliant cœrulean spot on the sides of the neck conspicuous in the foregoing group [Chaitaris].    1. C. rubeculoides; Phœnicura rubeculoides, Vigors, P. Z. S. 1831, p. 35; Chaitaris brevipes, Hodgson.  Himalaya   ...   2. C. banyumas; Muscicapa banyumas, Horsfield; M. cantatrix, Temminck; M. aurea? Lev., which name would hold precedence; M. rubecula, Swainson, Nat. Libr., the female.  Southern India and Malay countries.   ...   3. C. Tickelliae, Nobis; M. hyacintha, Tem., apud Tickell, J. A. S. II. 574.  ...  Inhabits Central India.†   ...   † Add 4. C. unicolor, Nobis." (Blyth 1843); "Cyornis Blyth, 1843, Journ. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 12, p. 940. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Birds Brit. Mus., p. 53), Phoenicura rubeculoides Vigors." (Watson in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 355).
Var. Cynornis, Cyanornis.
Synon. AddoecaOlcyornis, Rhinomyias, Rileyornis, Schwaneria.

L. colonus  farmer, rustic (e.g. with homely brown plumage; of the countryside); colonist, inhabitant  < colere  to cultivate.
● Spanish settlers’ name Colon given to the Long-tailed Tyrant in Paraguay and Argentina; ex “El Colon” of de Azara 1805, no. CLXXX (Colonia).