Red-kneed Dotterel

Red-kneed Dotterel / Erythrogonys cinctus

Red-kneed Dotterel

Here the details of the Red-kneed Dotterel named bird below:

SCI Name:  Erythrogonys cinctus
Protonym:  Erythrogonys cinctus Syn.BirdsAustr. pt4 pl.73,text
Taxonomy:  Charadriiformes / Charadriidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rekdot1
Type Locality:  New South Wales.
Publish Year:  1838
IUCN Status:  


(Charadriidae; Ϯ Red-kneed Dotterel E. cinctus) Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; γονυ gonu, γονατος gonatos  knee; "Genus ERYTHROGONYS, Gould.  CHARACTERES GENERICI.  Rostrum capite longius, rectum, paulo depressum. Nares basales, lineares. Ala elongata, remige primo longissimo; tertialibus fere ad apicem remigum tendentibus. Cauda brevis, et fere æqualis; tarsi elongati. Digiti quatuor; postico parvulo; anticis inter se conjunctis, usque ad articulum primum; tibiæ ex parte nudæ.    ...  ERYTHROGONYS CINCTUS, Gould.  ...  tibiæ parte nuda, cum articulo, coccinea; tarsis olivaceo-fuscis" (Gould 1838); "Erythrogonys Gould, Syn. Bds. Austr., pt. 4, 1838, pl. 73 and text. Type, by monotypy, Erythrogonys cinctus Gould." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 256).
Var. ErythrogenysErythrogonus.

L. cinctus girdled, wreathed, banded < cingere to encircle.
● ex “Mésange à ceinture blanche” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Poecile).