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Robert Ridgway (1850-1929) US ornithologist, Smithsonian Curator of Birds 1880-1929 (Aegolius, syn. Amazona leucocephala, subsp. Anous stolidus, Antrostomus, subsp. Arremonops rufivirgatus, Baeolophus, syn. Basileuterus culicivorus, Buteo, subsp. Buteogallus urubitinga, subsp. Camptostoma imberbe, subsp. Certhidea fusca, subsp. Chasiempis sandwichensis, subsp. Cochlearius cochlearius, subsp. Colinus virginianus, Cotinga, subsp. Cyanocitta stelleri, subsp. Dendrocincla fuliginosa, syn. Dendrocolaptes certhia concolor, syn. Dendrocopos scalaris parvus, subsp. Fregata minor, subsp. Geothlypis poliocephalaGlaucidium, subsp. Icterus icterus, subsp. Jacamerops aureus, subsp. Leiothlypis ruficapilla (ex Helmithophaga ruficapilla gutturalis Ridgway, 1874), subsp. Loxigilla noctis, syn. Megascops trichopsis, subsp. Myiobius atricaudus, Nesotriccus, subsp. Pandion haliaetus, syn. Passerella iliaca insularis, subsp. Pheugopedius coraya, Plegadis, subsp. Psarocolius wagleri, subsp. Scardafella squammata, Stelgidopteryx, Thalurania, subsp. Thryorchilus browni, subsp. Xenops genibarbis).


(Turdidae; Ϯ Aztec Thrush R. pinicola) Robert Ridgway (1850-1929) US ornithologist, Smithsonian Curator of Birds 1880-1929. "RIDGWAYIA* Stejneger.  Type Ridgwayia pinicola (SCLAT).  ...  This genus embraces only one known species, the range of which is very restricted, being found only in the high table-land of southern Mexico.  ...  The long and pointed wings, the short tail, and the exceedingly short tarsi, make the Ridgwayia widely distant from the Turdeæ and Meruleæ, closely resembling in these respects the Sialia. Besides, it will be remarked, that the geographical distribution of the two genera agrees very well, thus making the Sialieæ a nicely circumscribed group in this respect also.  ...  *I have great pleasure in naming this remarkable genus in honor of Mr. Robert Ridgway, to whom the science is so highly indebted for his many eminent productions within all branches of American ornithology." (Stejneger 1883).