Vogelkop Scrubwren / Sericornis rufescens

Vogelkop Scrubwren / Sericornis rufescens

Vogelkop Scrubwren

SCI Name:  Sericornis rufescens
Protonym:  Gerygone? rufescens Ann.Mus.Civ.Stor.Nat.Genova 7(1875) p.961
Category:  Passeriformes / Acanthizidae /
Taxonomy Code:  vogscr1
Type Locality:  Hatam, Arfak Mountains.
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Publish Year:  1876
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DEFINITIONS

SERICORNIS
(Acanthizidae; Ϯ White-browed Scrubwren S. frontalis) Gr. σηρικον sērikon  silk  < σηρες Sēres  the people from whom silk was obtained, the Chinese; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Genus SERICORNIS, Gould.   CHARACTERES GENERICI. Rostrum robustum, rectum, caputque quoad longitudinem fere æquans, ad apicem compressum, et indentatum; nares basales, laterales, ovales, et operculo tectæ; alæ mediocres, rotundatæ; remige primo perbrevi, quarto, quinto, atque sexto longissimis et inter se fere æqualibus; cauda mediocris et æqualis; tarsi elongati; digitus posticus cum ungue validus, digitumque intermedium fere æquans; digitis externis æqualibus; plumæ molles, et sericeæ.  ...   TYPE. Acanthiza frontalis, Vig. and Horsf." (Gould 1838).
Var. Serricornis.
Synon. Aethomyias, Arfakornis, Megathiza, Mesosericornis, Microlestes, Neosericornis, Tasmanornis.

rufescens
L. rufescens, rufescentis  reddish  < rufescere  to become reddish  < rufus  red.
● ex “Aigrette rousse de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 902, “Aigrette rousse” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Reddish Egret” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (Egretta).
● ex “Gobe-mouche roux de Cayenne” (= ♀) of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 453, fig. 1, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Rufous Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Pachyramphus rufus).
● ex “Red-backed Pelican” of Latham 1785 (Pelecanus).
● ex Tringa fulicaria Linnaeus, 1758, and “Phalarope roussâtre” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Phalaropus fulicarius).
● ex “Ynambú guazú” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 326 (Rhynchotus).
● ex “Crombec” or “Figuier à Bec Courbi” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 135 (Sylvietta).