Flammulated Flycatcher

Flammulated Flycatcher / Deltarhynchus flammulatus

Flammulated Flycatcher

Here the details of the Flammulated Flycatcher named bird below:

SCI Name:  Deltarhynchus flammulatus
Protonym:  Myiarchus flammulatus Ann.Lyc.Nat.Hist.N.Y. 11(1876) p.71,72
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  flafly1
Type Locality:  Cacoprieto, Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Publish Year:  1875
IUCN Status:  


(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Flammulated Flycatcher D. flammulatus) Gr. δελτα delta  delta, the letter Δ (D); ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; "Doubt has been expressed by Messrs. SALVIN and GODMAN (Biologia Centrali-Americana, Aves, II, pt. 12, March, 1889, p. 96) as to the propriety of referring M. flammulatus LAWR. to the genus Myiarchus, and in this doubt I share so strongly that I have no hesitation in formally separating it.   ...   b2. Nostrils superior; width of bill at frontal feathers equal to length of gonys. (Tarsus much shorter than length of bill to rictus.) . . . . DELTARHYNCHUS.   ...   4. Deltarhynchus Ridgway.   Deltarhynchus RIDGW., MS.   Type, Myiarchus flammulatus LAWR." (Ridgway 1893); "Deltarhynchus RIDGWAY, Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus., 16, p. 606, Oct. 1893—type by orig. desig. Myiarchus flammulatus LAWRENCE." (Hellmayr, 1927, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. V, p. 188).  Recent molecular studies suggest that this genus should be merged with Ramphotrigon.

flammulata / flammulatus
Mod. L. flammulatus  flammulated, with flame-like markings, ruddy  < L. flammula  little flame  < dim. flamma  flame  < flagrare  to burn.