Brazilian Ruby

Brazilian Ruby / Clytolaema rubricauda

Brazilian Ruby

Here the details of the Brazilian Ruby named bird below:

SCI Name:  Clytolaema rubricauda
Protonym:  Trochilus rubricauda TablePlanchesEnlum. p.17
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brarub1
Type Locality:  Brazil; based exclusively on Daubenton, PI. enlum. 276, f. 4, restricted type locality, Rio de Janeiro.
Publish Year:  1783
IUCN Status:  


(Trochilidae; Ϯ Brazilian Ruby C. rubricauda) Gr. κλυτος klutos  glorious  < κλεω kleō  to celebrate; λαιμος laimos  throat; "CLYTOLÆMA RUBINEA. Brazilian Ruby.   ...   Besides being one of the commonest birds in our collections, the Clytolæma rubinea is also one of the most beautiful members of its lovely family, and is rendered eminently conspicuous in the group by its rich ruby-coloured throat, surrounded by equally glittering green.  Mr. Reeves informs me that its local name is "Papa de Fogo," and that the old bird utters a loud cry resembling the syllables Tirr-tirr-tirr" (Gould 1853); "Clytolaema Gould, Monogr. Trochil., pt. 6, Oct., 1853, pl. [2] and text [= 4, pl. 249 of volume]. Type, by monotypy, Trochilus rubineus Gmelin = Trochilus rubricauda Boddaert." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 86).
Var. Clytolaima.

L. ruber, rubra  red; cauda  tail.
● ex “Oiseau-mouche à gorge rouge du Brésil” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 276, fig. 4, and “Rubis émeraude” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Clytolaema).
● ex “Paille-en-queue de l’isle de France” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 979 (Phaethon).