Tschudi’s Nightjar / Systellura decussata

Tschudi\'s Nightjar / Systellura decussata

Tschudi's Nightjar

SCI Name:  Systellura decussata
Protonym:  Caprimulgus decussatus Arch.Naturgesch. 10 p.268
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bawnig3
Type Locality:  Peru.
Publish Year:  1844
IUCN Status:  


(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Greater Band-winged Nightjar S. longirostris ruficervix) Gr. συστελλω sustellō  to shorten; ουρα oura  tail; "Systellura gen. nov.   Type, Stenopsis ruficervix Sclater.   Nearest Stenopsis, but differing in the relatively much shorter and less distinctly emarginate tail and very different style of coloration, the sexes not conspicuously different in color and the adult male with lateral rectrices not mostly white.  (I would restrict Stenopsis to S. cayennensis, with, possibly, S. candicans, a species I have not been able to examine.)     (Συστελλω, to abridge; ουρα, tail.)" (Ridgway 1912).

decussata / decussatus
L. decussatus decussate, marked with crosses < decussis ten (X in Roman numerals).