Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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colonus

L. colonus  farmer, rustic (e.g. with homely brown plumage; of the countryside); colonist, inhabitant  < colere  to cultivate.
● Spanish settlers’ name Colón given to the Long-tailed Tyrant in Paraguay and Argentina; ex “Colón” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 180 (Colonia).