Todd’s Nightjar / Setopagis heterura

Todd\'s Nightjar / Setopagis heterura

Todd's Nightjar

SCI Name:  Setopagis heterura
Protonym:  Setopagis heterurus Proc.Biol.Soc.Wash. 28 p.81
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  samnig1
Type Locality:  La Tigrera, Santa Marta, Colombia.
Publish Year:  1915
IUCN Status:  


(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Little Nightjar S. parvula) Gr. σης sēs, σητος sētos  moth; παγις pagis  trap  < παγη pagē  snare  < πηγνυμι pēgnumi  to stick; "Setopagis gen. nov.   Type, Caprimulgus parvulus Gould.   Nearest Antrostomus, but differing in the relatively small bill, and in the adult male having a white patch on middle portion of primaries (none of the numerous species of Antrostomus being thus marked).   Σης, σητος, a moth; παγις, trap." (Ridgway 1912).
Synon. Tetroura.

heterura / heterurus
Gr. ἑτερος heteros  different; -ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.

(Motacillidae; syn. Anthus Upland Pipit A. sylvanus) Gr. ἑτερος heteros  different; ουρα oura  tail; "Genus Heterura, mihi.  ...  tail ample, scansorial, that is, distinctly rigid, and the separate plumes acutely wedged; form of the tail Parian, or slightly graduate from centre and from sides  ... Exclusively monticolous; found in the brushy uplands of the central region; feed and breed on the ground  ... Type, H. sylvana, mihi  ...  It seems to be an analogous form to Praticola, and to belong to the Alaudinæ, near Brachonyx.  Its tail in form reminds one of Dolichonyx." (Hodgson 1845); "Heterura Hodgson, 1845, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, XIII (cxlvi), p. 33 (not of von Siebold, 1837 (Vermes)).  Type, by original designation, Heterura sylvana Hodgson, 1845." (JAJ 2021).