Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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griseorufescens

Med. L. griseum  grey; L. rufescens, rufescentis  reddish  < rufescere  to become reddish  < rufus  red.

rufescens

L. rufescens, rufescentis  reddish  < rufescere  to become reddish  < rufus  red.
● ex “Aigrette rousse de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 902, “Aigrette rousse” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Reddish Egret” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (Egretta).
● ex “Gobe-mouche roux de Cayenne” (= ♀) of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 453, fig. 1, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Rufous Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Pachyramphus rufus).
● ex “Red-backed Pelican” of Latham 1785 (Pelecanus).
● ex Tringa fulicaria Linnaeus, 1758, and “Phalarope roussâtre” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Phalaropus fulicarius).
● ex “Ynambú guazú” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 326 (Rhynchotus).
● ex “Crombec” or “Figuier à Bec Courbi” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 135 (Sylvietta).

subrufescens

L. sub  beneath, somewhat; rufescens, rufescentis  reddish  < rufescere  to become reddish  < rufus  rufous.
● L. sub near to; specific name Mirafra rufescens Ingram, 1906 (= subsp. Mirafra javanica) (syn. Mirafra javanica halli).