Tawny-faced Quail / Rhynchortyx cinctus

Tawny-faced Quail / Rhynchortyx cinctus

Tawny-faced Quail

SCI Name:  Rhynchortyx cinctus
Protonym:  Odontophorus cinctus Ibis p.379
Category:  Galliformes / Odontophoridae /
Taxonomy Code:  tafqua1
Type Locality:  Veraguas, western Panama
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Publish Year:  1876
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DEFINITIONS

RHYNCHORTYX
(Odontophoridae; Ϯ Tawny-faced Quail R. cinctus) Gr. ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; ορτυξ ortux, ορτυγος ortugos  quail; "59. RHYNCHORTYX.  Sexes similar? No distinct crest. 1st primary falls between the 8th and 9th; 4th longest. Tail composed of 10 feathers, less than half the length of the wing. Tarsus longer than the middle toe and claw. Bill very stout.  Range. Central America; Veragua.  ...  1. Rhynchortyx spodiostethus.  ...  2. Rhynchortyx cinctus." (Ogilvie-Grant 1893); "Rhynchortyx Ogilvie-Grant, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 22, 1893, p. xv, 100 (in key), 443. Type, by monotypy, Odontophorus spodiostethus Salvin and Odontophorus cinctus Salvin. (The former is the ♂, the latter the ♀, of the same species.)" (Peters 1934, II, 58).

cinctus
L. cinctus girdled, wreathed, banded < cingere to encircle.
● ex “Mésange à ceinture blanche” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Poecile).

SUBSPECIES

Tawny-faced Quail (pudibundus)
SCI Name: Rhynchortyx cinctus pudibundus
pudibunda / pudibundus
L. pudibundus bashful, shamefaced, modest < pudere to be ashamed.

Tawny-faced Quail (cinctus)
SCI Name: Rhynchortyx cinctus cinctus
cinctus
L. cinctus girdled, wreathed, banded < cingere to encircle.
● ex “Mésange à ceinture blanche” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Poecile).

Tawny-faced Quail (australis)
SCI Name: Rhynchortyx cinctus australis
australe / australis
L. australis  southern  < auster, austri  south.
● Tierra del Fuego; ex “Thorn-tailed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Aphrastura spinicauda).
● Cayenne; ex “Southern Sandpiper” of Latham 1785 (?syn. Calidris canutus).
● Erroneous TL "Friendly Islands" (= Tasmania); ex "South-Sea Raven" of Latham 1781 (syn. Corvus coronoides).
● Erroneous TL. New Guinea (= Luzon, Philippines); ex “Manikor de la Nouvelle Guinée” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Dicaeum).
● Australia; ex “New Holland Snipe” of Latham 1801 (syn. Gallinago hardwickii).
● Australia; ex “Pacific Paroquet (var.)” of Phillip 1789 (syn. Glossopsitta concinna).
● Australia; ex “New Holland Pelican” of Latham 1824 (syn. Pelecanus conspicillatus).
● Australia; ex “Cold-river Goatsucker” of Latham 1823 (syn. Podargus strigoides).
● Australia; ex “New Holland Quail” of Latham 1802 (Synoicus).
● Tasmania; ex Brown MS (syn. Lathamus discolor).
● Dusky Sound, New Zealand (syn. Nestor meridionalis).
● Staten I., off Tierra del Fuego (= Isla de los Estados, Argentina); ex “Statenland Eagle” of Latham 1781 (Phalcoboenus).
● Christmas I.; ex "Southern Tern" of Latham 1785 (syn. Procelsterna caerulea) (so identified by Stresemann 1950).
● Kerguelen I.; ex “Southern Tern” of Latham 1785 (?syn. Sterna vittata).
● Madagascar; ex “Palumbus viridis Madagascariensis” of Brisson 1760 (Treron).
● Erroneous TL. Sandwich Is. (= Samoa); ex “Blue-crested Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (Vini).
● Tierra del Fuego; ex “Rusty-collared Finch” of Latham 1783 (subsp. Zonotrichia capensis).