Tumbes Sparrow

Tumbes Sparrow / Rhynchospiza stolzmanni

Tumbes Sparrow

Here the details of the Tumbes Sparrow named bird below:

SCI Name:  Rhynchospiza stolzmanni
Protonym:  Haemophila stolzmanni Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt2 p.322
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Passerellidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tumspa1
Type Locality:  Tumbes, Peru.
Publish Year:  1877
IUCN Status:  


(Passerellidae; Ϯ Tumbes Sparrow R. stolzmanni) Gr. ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; "Genus Rhynchospiza.  (Type, Hæmophila stolzmanni Taczanowski.)   Similar to the shorter tailed, stouter billed species of Aimophila in proportions of toes, form of bill, and much rounded wing, but tail much shorter than wing, nearly even, and nostrils very small, circular, nearly hidden by latero-frontal feathers." (Ridgway 1898).

Jan Stanisław Sztolcman (1854-1928) Polish zoologist, collector in tropical America 1875-1881, 1882-1884, and Sudan 1901, Director of the Branicki Zoological Mus., Warsaw 1887, Vice-Director of Polish State Mus. of Nat. History, Warsaw 1919, conservationist (e.g. he initiated the European Bison protection programme). His surname was more frequently written Stolzmann (syn. Colaptes rupicola cinereicapillus, syn. Elaenia obscura, HabiaOreotrochilus, Rhynchospiza, Tachycineta, Tyranneutes, Urothraupis).