Black-throated Babbler

Black-throated Babbler / Stachyris nigricollis

Black-throated Babbler

Here the details of the Black-throated Babbler named bird below:

SCI Name:  Stachyris nigricollis
Protonym:  Timalia nigricollis Pl.Col. livr.100 pl.594 fig.2
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Timaliidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bltbab1
Type Locality:  Borneo.
Publish Year:  1836
IUCN Status:  


(Timaliidae; Ϯ Grey-throated Babbler S. nigriceps) Gr. στραχυ strakhu  rough, distort  < τραχυς trakhus  rough, jagged; ῥις rhis, ῥινος rhinos nostrils; "Timaliæ  ...  Stachyris, Hodgson.  ...  1. St. nigriceps, Hodgson.  ...  2. St. pyrrhops, Hodgson.  ...  3. St. chrysæa, Hodgson.  ...  Mr. Hodgson sends the following diagnostics  ...  "Stachyris, Mihi. (Certhianæ? Leiotrichanæ? Parianæ? [I do not hesitate to place it as above.—E. B.]  Bill equal to head, very strong, pointed, and trenchant; tips equal and entire; its form conico-compressed and higher than broad, with culmen raised between prolonged nareal fossæ.  Nares basal, lateral, with ovoid posteal aperture, the front being closed by the very salient rude scale above.  Gape smooth.  Frontlet rigid.  Tongue cartilaginous, bifid, simple.  Legs and feet very strong, suited to creeping and climbing in inverted strained positions.  Tarse very stout, longer than any toe or nail.  Toes short, unequal, depressed, basally connected, the hind stoutest and exceeding the inner fore.  Nails very falcate and acute.  Wings short, feeble, the first four primaries much graduated, the four next subequal.  Tail medial, simple, firm.   Type St. nigriceps.  Sylvan, shy; creeps among foliage, buds and flowers, like Zosterops and Orthotomus; feeds on minute hard insects and their eggs and larvæ." (Hodgson 1844).
Var. Stachyrhis, Strachyrhis, Strachyris.
Synon. Cilathora, Heterorhynchus, Nigravis, Sphenocichla, Stachyrirhynchus, Thringorhina.

L. niger  black; Mod. L. -collis  -necked, -throated  < L. collum  neck.
● ex “Plastron noir” of Audebert & Vieillot 1801 (Anthracothorax).
● ex “Blacknecked Falcon” of Latham 1787 (Busarellus).
● ex “Coliou Rayé à Gorge Noire” of Levaillant 1808, pl. 259 (Colius).
● ex “Blacknecked Swan” of Latham 1785 (syn. Cygnus melancoryphus).
● ex “Black-necked Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Gracupica nigricollis).
● ex “Tangara olive à gorge noire de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 720, fig. 1, “Tangara à gorge noire” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Black-throated Tanager” of Latham 1783 (syn. Hemithraupis guira nigrigula).
● ex Ampelis carnifex von Spix, 1825 (Phoenicircus).
● ex “Coturnix madagascariensis” of Brisson 1760, “Caille de Madagascar” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 171, and “Blacknecked Quail” of Latham 1783 (Turnix).
● ex “Black-throated Manakin” of Latham 1783 (unident.).
● ex “Blacknecked Warbler” of Latham 1787 (unident.; ?Timaliidae).