Western Chat-Tanager

Western Chat-Tanager / Calyptophilus tertius

Western Chat-Tanager

Here the details of the Western Chat-Tanager named bird below:

SCI Name:  Calyptophilus tertius
Protonym:  Calyptophilus tertius Smiths.Misc.Coll. 81 no.13 p.2
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Calyptophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  wectan1
Type Locality:  higher slopes of Morne La Hotte, Haiti.
Publish Year:  1929
IUCN Status:  


(Calyptophilidae; Ϯ Eastern Chat-tanager C. frugivorus) Gr. καλυπτω kaluptō  to hide; φιλος philos  lover; "I have placed the present species in the genus Phœnicophilus, provisionally, as there are several points of difference which are sufficient, in my opinion, to constitute a new genus" (Cory 1883); "Calyptophilus,* gen. nov.  The present genus has the general appearance, at first glance, of Phœnicophilus, but is easily separated from it by the following characters:  a. Tail short, about four-fifths as long as the wing; middle toe about two-thirds of tarsus; tail square, slightly emarginate.  Phœnicophilus.   b. Tail long, equal to wing; middle toe about five-sixths of tarsus; tail rounded, and strongly graduated; bill much narrower, and the legs and feet larger than in Phœnicophilus.  Calyptophilus.    Calyptophilus frugivorus.  Phœnicophilus frugivorus CORY, Journ. Boston Zoöl. Soc., II, No. 4, Oct. 1883, p. 45.   ...  * Kαλυπτος. φιλεω." (Cory 1884); "Calyptophilus Cory, 1884, Auk, 1, p. 3. Type, by monotypy, Phoenicophilus frugivorus Cory." (Storer in Peters, 1970, XIII, p. 278).

L. tertius  third  < tres  three.