White-fronted Redstart / Myioborus albifrons
Protonym: Setophaga albifrons Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1870) (1870), Pt3 p.780,784
Taxonomy: Passeriformes / Parulidae / Myioborus
Taxonomy Code: whfred2
Type Locality: Sierra Nevada of Merida, Venezuela.
Author: Sclater & Salvin
Publish Year: 1871
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
(Parulidae; Ϯ Slate-throated Whitestart M. miniatus verticalis) Gr. μυια muia, μυιας muias fly; -βορος -boros -devouring < βιβρωσκω bibrōskō to eat up; "a. Bill attenuated towards the end; lateral outlines straight or concave. Tail decidedly longer than the wings. Second quill as long as 6th. Rictal bristles reaching nearly to tip of bill, which from gape is rather less than the length of skull. Tail considerably graduated (.50), the feathers soft, broad; the outer web of outer feather wide, nearly even, and about one-third the width of inner. A rufous patch on vertex. . . .Myioborus. ... Myioborus, BAIRD. (Type Setophaga verticalis, SW.) Rictal bristles very long, reaching to the end of the bill; the toes more as in ruticilla, though longer, the middle toe without claw about three-fifths the tarsus. The wings are shorter than the broad, soft, rounded tail, and the wing is much rounded; the 4th quill longest, the 1st about equal to the 7th. The species of this section have been usually referred to Setophaga, but differ very appreciably as indicated." (Baird 1865). Doubtless mistakenly, Baird gave the type as Setophaga verticalis "Sw." when he meant Setophaga miniata Sw., 1827, but now Setophaga verticalis Lafresnaye & d'Orbigny, 1837, is generally so regarded.
L. albus white; frons, frontis forehead, brow.
● ex “White-fronted Owl” of Latham 1787 (syn. Aegolius acadicus).
● ex “White-crowned Parrot” of Latham 1781 (Amazona).
● ex “Cola aguda vientre de canela” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 234 (Donacospiza).
● ex “White-fronted Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Miro australis).
● ex “White-faced Manakin” of Edwards 1764 (Pithys).
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