Asthenes Wyatti Bird

Asthenes Wyatti Bird

Asthenes Wyatti Bird

English Name:  Streak-backed Canastero
Latin Name:  Asthenes wyatti
Protonym:  Synallaxis wyatti Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1870) (1870), Pt3 p.840
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae / Asthenes
Taxonomy Code:  stbcan1
Type Locality:  Paramo de Pamplona, Santander, Colombia.
Author:  Sclater & Salvin
Publish Year:  1871
IUCN Status:  


(Furnariidae; Ϯ Sharp-billed Canastero A. pyrrholeuca sordida) Gr. ασθενης asthenēs  insignificant (an epithet of the bird βουδυτης boudutēs, now associated with the Yellow Wagtail, but formerly variously identified)  < negative prefix α- a- ; σθενος sthenos  power; "LXXXVII. Asthenes RCHB. Nat. Syst. d. Vögel t. suppl. — Schnabel vollkommen gerade und spitz, Schwanzfedern gesteigert, verschmälert und abgerundet. Kleid einfarbig ungefleckt. — Den Drosselrohrsänger, Junco arundinaceus, hier deutlich repräsentirend.    374. A. sordida (Synall. — LESS. Rev. 1839. 105.) RCHB. t. DXX. 3606.   ...   375. A. brunnea (Synall. — GOULD Beagle 78.6.) RCHB.   ...   376. A. striaticollis (Anumbius — D'ORBG. LAFR. syn. Voy. p. 255.) RCHB.   ...   377. A. rubra (Anumbius ruber D'ORBG. LAFR.) RCHB.   ...   378. A. aradoides (Anabates — LAFR. Mag. Zool. 1832. t. 8.) RCHB. t. DXXVII. 2642." (Reichenbach 1853); "Asthenes Reichenbach, Handb. spec. Orn., cont. x, 1853, Scansoriae A. Sittinae, p. 146, 168. Type, by subsequent designation, Synallaxis sordida Lesson (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 27)." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 103).
Var. Astheres.
Synon. Eusiptornoides, Oreophylax, Pseudosiptornis, Schizoeaca, Siptornoides.

Claude Wilmott Wyatt (1842-1900) English ornithologist, collector in Colombia 1870 (Asthenes).


Streak-backed Canastero (wyatti)
Latin Name: Asthenes wyatti wyatti
Claude Wilmott Wyatt (1842-1900) English ornithologist, collector in Colombia 1870 (Asthenes).

Streak-backed Canastero (sanctaemartae)
Latin Name: Asthenes wyatti sanctaemartae
sanctaemartae / sanctaemarthae / santaemarthae
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia  < Late L. sanctus  saint  < L. sanctus  holy  < sancire  to consecrate; Mod. L. Marta  Marta, Martha.

Streak-backed Canastero (mucuchiesi)
Latin Name: Asthenes wyatti mucuchiesi
Páramo de Mucuchíes, Mérida, Venezuela.

Streak-backed Canastero (phelpsi)
Latin Name: Asthenes wyatti phelpsi
William Henry Phelps, Sr. (1875-1965) US/Venezuelan entrepreneur, business magnate, ornithologist, collector, founder of Colección Ornitológica Phelps, Caracas (subsp. Asthenes wyatti, syn. Atlapetes nigrifrons, subsp. Grallaria excelsa, subsp. Oxyruncus cristatus, subsp. Rallus longirostris, syn. Sittasomus griseicapillus griseus, Streptoprocne, subsp. Tangara xanthogastra, subsp. Xenops rutilus).

Streak-backed Canastero (aequatorialis)
Latin Name: Asthenes wyatti aequatorialis
aequatoriale / aequatorialis
Late L. aequatorialis  equatorial  < aequator  equator  < L. aequare  to make equal  < aequus  equal. Frequently given to species with a distribution in the equatorial latitudes of Africa (e.g. subsp. Jynx ruficollis, Sheppardia), but more commonly applied to birds from Ecuador (Spanish ecuador  equator) (e.g. Momotus, Thamnistes, Xiphorhynchus).
● Erroneous TL. Guayaquil (= Panama City) (subsp. Dendroica petechia).
Erroneous TL. Guayaquil (= interior of Ecuador) (subsp. Falco sparverius).
● Erroneous TL. Ecuador (= Bahia, Brazil) (syn. Heliothryx aurita auriculata).
● Erroneous TL. Bogotá (= San Lucas, Ecuador) (subsp. Rallus limicola).

Streak-backed Canastero (azuay)
Latin Name: Asthenes wyatti azuay
Azuay Province, southern Ecuador.

Streak-backed Canastero (graminicola)
Latin Name: Asthenes wyatti graminicola
(Pellorneidae; Ϯ Indian Grass-babbler G. bengalensis) L. gramen, graminis  grass; -cola  dweller  < colere  to inhabit; "The next bird is one whose generic location is somewhat doubtful. It exactly resembles Cisticola in its coloration and habits, but is a much larger bird, and I propose to give it distinct generic rank.  Many of the so-called African Drymoicæ, figured by Rüppell, appear to approximate it very closely, and are probably co-generic with it.   ...   Gen. GRAMINICOLA, Jerdon.  Char. —Bill moderate, rather stout, compressed; culmen curved; some rather stout rictal bristles curving outwards; wings very short and much rounded; tail of twelve feathers, much graduated and broad; tarsi stout, of moderate length; hind toe not lengthened; claws long, slender, very slightly curved.  This form differs from Cisticola in the less elongated hind toe, and the more strongly curved beak, with prominent rictal bristles.    542. Graminicola Bengalensis, JERDON.  THE LARGE GRASS-WARBLER.   ...   It frequents high grass, in pairs, occasionally three or four together; now and then taking a short flight, and rapidly concealing itself when it alights." (Jerdon 1863); "Graminicola Jerdon, 1863, Birds India, 2, p. 177. Type, by monotypy, Graminicola bengalensis Jerdon." (Watson in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 48).