CHUNGA

(Cariamidae; Ϯ Black-legged Seriema C. burmeisteri) Burmeister 1861, wrote that Chuñia or Chunnia were better representations of this local Argentinian name for the Black-legged Seriema;“The Chunga, as this bird is called by the Spanish inhabitants of the Republic, seems to differ subgenerically from Dicholophus  ...  A very important difference, perhaps the most important, consists in the totally different habits of the more northern representative. Professor Burmeister proposes for it a subgeneric division, under the name of Chunga.” (Hartlaub 1860); "Chunga "Burmeister" Hartlaub, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1860, p. 335. Type, by monotypy, Dicholophus burmeisteri Hartlaub." (Peters 1934, II, 216).
Var. Chunnia

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Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 22 January 2019).