CARDELLINA

(Parulidae; Ϯ Red-faced Warbler C. rubrifrons) Dim. < Italian dialect name Cardella for a Goldfinch  < L. cardella or cardellus  Goldfinch (in allusion to the red face); "*665. Cardellina, Dubus.  Rostrum breve, subulatum, robustum, basi valde plumatum, vibrissis rigidis: pedes graciles, digitis brevibus: alae longae, subrotundatae; remige prima quintam subaequante; secunda tertia et quarta omnium longissimis: cauda longula, emarginata. Ad Tanagrinas quam maxime accedit et potius pertinet!   Mexico.  2.    *1. Cardellina amicta, Dubus. (Parus erythropis, Licht.) Esq. Orn. 1850. t.25. Mus. Bruxell. et Berol. ex Mexico.   ...   2. SETOPHAGA rubra, Sw. 1827. (miniata, Lafr. - Sylvia argyrotis, Illig.) Mag. Zool. 1836. Ois. t. 54. ex Mexic." (Bonaparte 1850); "Cardellina Bonaparte (ex Du Bus MS), 1851?, Consp. Avium, 1 (1850), p. 312. Type, by subsequent designation (Baird, 1865, Rev. Amer. Birds, 1, p. 263), Cardellina amicta Du Bus = Muscicapa rubrifrons Giraud." (Lowery & Monroe in Peters 1968, XIV, 51).
Synon. Ergaticus.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 19 December 2018).