Curruca

L. curruca or curuca  cuckold, unidentified small bird mentioned by Juvenal (by some editors condsidered a variant of eruca or uruca  caterpillar (bird)).
● (syn. Lepidothrix Ϯ White-fronted Manakin L. serena) "Curruca nigra, fronte alba; abdomine croceo; uropygio cyaneo.  ... Inter Currucam fuscam et Lusciniam salicariam mediae circiter magnitudinis" (Koelreuter 1767). The bird shown on plate XV, fig. 5, is unmistakable, but opinions differ as to whether Koelreuter's names were binomial.
● (syn. Sylvia Ϯ Eurasian Blackcap S. atricapilla) "CURRUCA ATRICAPILLA, Brisson.  Common Blackcap.  ... It will also serve as an illustration of the genus Curruca, of which it is typical" (Jardine & Selby 1830).
● (syn. Sylvia Ϯ Garden Warbler S. borin) "LA FAUVETTE  ...CURRUCA  ... Les Habitans de la Province d'Yorck, PETTICHAPS. Raj." (Brisson 1760).
● (syn. Sylvia Ϯ Lesser Whitethroat S. curruca) "a. Grasmücken (Curruca): Mit einem stärken, runden, fast gleichstarken Schnabel, und ziemlich starken Füßen. Ihre Nahrung besteht aus Insekten und Beeren)  ...  7. Geschwätziger Sänger (Müllerchen: S. Curruca, mihi) ...  Motacilla Curucca. Linné, l. c. p. 954. N. 6.  Motacilla dumetorum. Linné, l. c. p. 985. N. 31.  Donndorf, a. a. O. S. 689. Nr. 31.  Sylvia cinerea. Latham Index ornith. II. p. 514. N. 23.  Bechstein, N. G. D. IV. S. 564. Taf. 16.  Frisch, Vögel. Taf. 21. fig. 2.a.  Donndorf, a. a. O. S. 620. Nr. 6." (Bechstein 1802); "Curruca Bechstein, 1802, Ornith. Taschenbuch Deutschland, p. 165.  Type, by tautonymy, Motacilla curruca Linnaeus" (G. Watson in Peters 1986, XI, 270).    

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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 11 December 2018).