Friendly Bush Warbler

Friendly Bush Warbler / Locustella accentor

Friendly Bush Warbler

Here the details of the Friendly Bush Warbler named bird below:

SCI Name:  Locustella accentor
Protonym:  Androphilus accentor Ibis p.390 pl.9 fig.2
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Locustellidae /
Taxonomy Code:  frbwar1
Type Locality:  Mt. Kinabalu, northern Borneo.
Publish Year:  1888
IUCN Status:  


(Locustellidae; Ϯ Common Grasshopper Warbler L. naevia) Specific name Sylvia locustella Latham 1790  < Mod. L. locustella  little grasshopper  < dim. L. locusta  grasshopper; from the whirring, high-pitched, insect-like song of the Common Grasshopper Warbler; "3. Sylvia locustella.   ...   3. Heuschreckensänger. Locustella.   E[ntwickelung]. Wie gewöhnlich.   Ch[arakter]. Rohrsänger mit geflecktem Kopf, Rücken und unteren Schwanzdeckfedern.   L[ebensart]. Sie gleichen den Rohrsängern, leben aber sehr versteckt." (Kaup 1829); "Locustella Kaup, 1829, Skizzirte Entwickelungs-Geschichte Europäisch. Thierwelt, p. 115. Type, by tautonymy, Sylvia locustella Latham = Motacilla naevia Boddaert." (Watson in Peters 1986, XI, 50) (see Salicaria).
Synon. Acridiornis, Aedonops, Aedonopsis, Dilara, Luscinioides, Lusciniopsis, Parnopia, Philomelopsis, Potamodus, Pseudoluscinia, Psithyroedus, Salicaria, Sibilatrix, Threnetria.

Mod. L. locustella  little grasshopper   < dim. L. locusta grasshopper.
● ex “Locustelle” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (syn. Locustella naevia).
● ex “Grasshopper Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Locustella naevia).

● "Accentor - one who sings with another   ...  Like other members of the genus this bird is a fine songster" (Bangs 1902) (subsp. Catharus gracilirostris).
● Mod. English Accentor, coined by Fleming 1828  < French Accenteur  < L. ad  towards; cantor, cantoris  singer  < canere  to sing; “A peculiar little bird, with a throat like an Alpine Accentor.” (Whitehead in Sharpe 1888) (Locustella).

Mod. L. accentor  chorister  < L. ad  towards, for; cantor, cantoris  singer  < canere  to sing. “The genus Accentor was first proposed by Bechstein [1797] ...for the Dipper in the same year in which Cinclus was proposed by Borkhausen for the same bird. It is uncertain whether Borkhausen or Bechstein’s name was published first.  Subsequently, in 1802 Bechstein ...used the same generic term Accentor, for the Alpine Accentor.  The next available name for the Accentors is Prunella Vieillot  ...  and this is used by Hartert and other writers, and has undoubted priority under the international rules.  As, however, the transfer of the well-known name Accentor to the Dippers would be a cause of confusion, the Committee have retained Accentor for the Hedge-Sparrows as a “nomen conservandum” ” (BOU 1915).
• (Cinclidae; syn. Cinclus White-throated Dipper C. cinclus) "Der Wassersänger. (Wasserstaar, Wasseramsel, Bach- oder Seeamsel.)  Accentor aquaticus. Mihi.  Sturnus Cinclus. Gmelin Lin. Syst. I. 2. p. 803. n. 5.  Merle d'eau. Buffon hist. nat. des ois. VIII - p. 134. tab. II.  Water-Ouzel. Latham" (Bechstein 1797); "Accentor Bechstein, Getreue Abbild. Naturhist. Gegenstände, 2, Heft 3, 1797, p. 47, pl. 30, (later than September), 1797—type, by monotypy, Accentor. aquaticus Bechstein = Sturnus cinclus Linnaeus." (Hellmayr, 1934, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. VII, p. 106).
• (Prunellidae; syn. Prunella Alpine Accentor P. collaris) "Der Alpensänger oder die Flüelerche. *)  ...*) Accentor alpinus.  Motacilla alpina. Lin.  Fauvette des Alpes, Buff.  Alpine Warbler. Lath." (Bechstein 1802); "Accentor Bechstein, Ornith. Taschenbuch Deutschland, Erster Band, 1802, 191. Type by monotypy: Motacilla alpina Linné [= Sturnus collaris Scopoli]." (per Richmond Card Index).