Swainson’s Warbler / Limnothlypis swainsonii

Swainson\'s Warbler / Limnothlypis swainsonii

Swainson's Warbler

SCI Name:  Limnothlypis swainsonii
Protonym:  Sylvia Swainsonii BirdsAm. 2 pl.198
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Parulidae /
Taxonomy Code:  swawar
Type Locality:  no locality; Edisto River, near Charleston, South Carolina, designated by Audubon, 1835, Ornith. Biogr., 2, p. 563.
Publish Year:  1834
IUCN Status:  


(Parulidae; Ϯ Swainson's Warbler L. swainsonii) Gr. λιμνη limnē  marsh; θλυπις thlupis  unknown small bird, perhaps a sort of finch or warbler. In ornithology thlypis signifies either a thin-billed tanager or, as in this case, a parulid warbler. "Helinaia Audubon, 1839, contained originally two species, the worm-eating warbler H. vermivora (Gm.) and Swainson's warbler H. swainsonii (Aud.). The name has been used universally for the latter but the first designation of a type by Gray fixed it upon the former, and in spite of the fact that this was already the type of Helmitheros it thereby becomes the type of Helinaia, the latter name being thus a synonym of Helmitheros Rafinesque. As no other generic name is available for Swainson's warbler I would propose Limnothlypis1 with Sylvia swainsonii Audubon as its type  ...  1 λιμνη a marshy lake and θλυπις an ancient bird name." (Stone 1914).

swainsoni / swainsonii
William Swainson (1789-1855) English naturalist, artist, collector (Buteo, syn. Campephaga flavaCatharus, Chlorostilbon, syn. Circus macrourus, syn. Coracina lineata, syn. Cossypha niveicapilla, syn. Criniger calurus verreauxi, syn. Doricha enicura, Gampsonyx, syn. Halcyon leucocephala pallidiventris, syn. Iduna caligataLimnothlypis, syn. Mackenziaena severa, syn. Momotus momota bahamensis, Myiarchus (ex “Suirirí pardo amarillo menor” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 193), syn. Myrmeciza longipes (ex Myrmothera longipes Swainson, 1825), subsp. Notharchus macrorhynchos, Onychorhynchus, syn. Pachyramphus marginatus, Passer, syn. Petrochelidon pyrrhonota, syn. Phigys solitarius, syn. Philohydor lictor, syn. Phylloscopus nitidus, Polytelis, Pternistis, syn. Ptilinopus regina, subsp. Ramphastos ambiguus, syn. Struthidea cinerea, syn. Tangara sayaca, syn. Thinocorus rumicivorus, syn. Trichoglossus moluccanus, syn. Turdoides jardineii, subsp. Vireo gilvus).