Whistling Heron / Syrigma sibilatrix

Whistling Heron / Syrigma sibilatrix

Whistling Heron

SCI Name:  Syrigma sibilatrix
Protonym:  Ardea sibilatrix Pl.Col. livr.46 pl.271
Category:  Pelecaniformes / Ardeidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whiher1
Type Locality:  Brazil and Paraguay.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1824
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

SYRIGMA
(Ardeidae; Ϯ Whistling Heron S. sibilatrix) Gr. συριγμα surigma  whistling  < συριζω surizō  to whistle  < συριγξ surinx, συριγγος suringos  shepherd's pipe; "Genus SYRIGMA, Ridgway.  ...  = Syrigma, RIDGWAY, MS  (Type Ardea sibilatrix Temm.)   GEN. CH. — Medium-sized or rather small Herons, with a general resemblance to the Night Herons (Nyctiardea, Nyctherodius, and Pilherodius), but of more variegated colors and very different proportions." (Ridgway 1878).
Synon. Sirycter.

sibilatrix
L. sibilatrix, sibilatricis  female whistler  < sibilator, sibilatoris  whistler  < sibilare  to whistle  < sibilus  whistling.

Sibilatrix
● (syn. Locustella Ϯ Grasshopper Warbler L. naevia) L. sibilatrix, sibilatricis  female whistler  < sibilator, sibilatoris  whistler  < sibilare  to whistle  < sibilus  whistling; "GENUS VI.  SIBILATRIX.  CHIRPER.  ...  1. Sibilatrix Locustella.  Grasshopper Chirper.  ...  THE genus to which I give the name of Sibilatrix, or Chirper, is composed of a few species of birds having a very slender form, and remarkable especially for their hideling habits, and peculiar sibilous cry, which in one species has been compared to that of a Grasshopper or Mole Cricket. They differ from the species of the genus Calamoherpe in having the bill longer and more compressed, the tarsi and toes also more elongated, while the claws are shorter but more attenuated, and the tail larger and graduated" (Macgillivray 1839).
● (syn. Phylloscopus Ϯ Wood Warbler P. sibilatrix) Specific name Motacilla sibilatrix Bechstein, 1793; "5. Sylvia sibilatrix.  ...  5. Waldsänger. Sibilatrix.  ...  Sie lieben Wälder, nähren sich von Insekten, bauen ein künstliches backofenförmiges Nest nah an die Erde und haben wenig Gesang" (Kaup 1829).   Var. Sibillatrix, Sibilartrix.

SUBSPECIES

Whistling Heron (fostersmithi)
SCI Name: Syrigma sibilatrix fostersmithi
fostersmithi
Foster D. Smith, Jr. (fl. 1955) US scientist, collector resident in Venezuela (subsp. Syrigma sibilatrix).

Whistling Heron (sibilatrix)
SCI Name: Syrigma sibilatrix sibilatrix
sibilatrix
L. sibilatrix, sibilatricis  female whistler  < sibilator, sibilatoris  whistler  < sibilare  to whistle  < sibilus  whistling.