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SERPOPHAGA

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ White-crested Tyrannulet S. subcristata straminea) Gr. σερφος serphos  gnat; -φαγος -phagos  -eating  < φαγειν phagein  to eat; "GENUS.—SERPOPHAGA.  Gould.   Rostrum capite multo brevius, rectum, subdeprerssum; tomiis rectis; mandibula superiore subemarginata; naribus basalibus, lateralibus, pilis mollibus antice versis partim tectis.  Alæ breves, concavæ, remige quarta longissima.  Cauda longiuscula subrotundata.  Tarsi mediocres sqwuamis duris annulati; digitis parvis, postico mediano breviore, lateralibus æqualibus, exteriore cum mediano usque ad articulum priorem connatum.   1. SERPOPHAGA PARULUS. Gould.   ...  2. SERPOPHAGA ALBO-CORONATA. Gould.  ...  This bird, like the last species, generally moves in very small flocks. Its habits, I presume are also very similar; for I state in my notes that it closely approaches to our tit-mice in general manners and appearance.   3. SERPOPHAGA NIGRICANS. Gould." (Gould in Darwin 1839); "SERPOPHAGA Gould, 1839  F— Serpophaga albocoronata Gould, 1839; type by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. of the Genera and Subgenera of Birds, p. 50). = Muscicapa straminea Temminck, 1822." (Dickinson & Christidis (eds.) 2014, 45).
Var. Serphophaga.
Synon. Holmbergphaga, Phrenotriccus, Ridgwayornis, Taczanowskia.