RECORD: Gould, J. 1837. Exhibition of the fissirostral birds from Mr. Darwin’s collection, and characters of the new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 5: 22.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed (single key) by AEL Data 9.2010. RN1


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Mr. Gould exhibited, in continuation, the Fissirostral Birds of Mr. Darwins collection, recently presented to the Society, and characterized from among them the following new species:

CAPRIMULGUS BIFASCIATUS. Cap. nigro, fusco, et fulvescente ornatus; caudâ albo bifasciatâ, fasciâ terminali lato: primâ angustâ; primariis nigrescentibus fasciâ angustâ albâ ad medium: alis spuriis maculâ albâ notatis; gutture lunulâ albâ; secondariis tectricibusque alarum maculâ fulvescente ad apicem; crisso pallidè rufescente; rostro pedibusque fuscis.
Long. tot. unc., 9¾; alœ, 6½; caudœ, 5; tarsi, ¾.

CAPRIMULGUS PARVULUS. Cap. intensè fuscus, guttis minutis cinereis ornatus; vittâ rufâ cervicem cingente; gutture scapularibusque ad marginem, secondariis ad apicem stramineis; pectore et abdomine lineis fuscis transversis; primariis nigrescentibus, tribus fasciis inœqualibus pallidè rufescentibus; caudâ fasciis pallidè fulvescentibus et fuscis ornatâ.
Long. tot. unc., 7½; alœ, 5; caudœ 4; tarsi, ⅝.

HIRUNDO FRONTALIS. Hir. Vertice plumis auricularibus dorso et lunulâ pectorali nitidè; cœruleo viridescentibus, notâ albâ super nares, gulâ corporeque subtus albicantibus, crisso niveo, alis caudâque fuscis viridi tinctis, rostro nigro, pedibus intensè fuscis
Long. tot 4¾ unc. alœ, 4¾; caudœ, 2; tarsi, ½.

Hab. Montevideo.

HIRUNDO CONCOLOR. Hir. nitidè cœrulescenti niger.
Long. tot. 5¾ unc. alœ, 5; caudœ, 2¾ tarsi, ½.
Hab. in insulis Galapagorum.

HALCYON ERYTHRORHYNCHUS. Halc. vertice plumis auricularibus, et nuchâ fuscescenti-cinereis, gulâ pectore et abdomine medio albis, lateribus abdomine imo crissoque castaneis, alis humerisque nigris secondariis ad marginem dorso medio tectricibusque caudœ metallicè viridibus, cœruleo tinctis, caudâ cœruleâ superne, subtus fuscâ, rostro pedibusque rubris.
Long. tot. 7¾ unc.; rost., 2; alœ,3¾ caudœ, 2½; tarsi, ½.
Hab. in insulâ St. Iago.


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