Proposal (826) to South American Classification Committee
Establish English name for Campylopterus calcirupicola
Now that Proposal 756 has passed, a common name for Campylopterus calcirupicola needs to be established.
The authors in the original description used Dry-forest Sabrewing as a common name. Van suggested Limestone Sabrewing as a common name since not all dry forest contain this species and this species is found mainly in limestone-based dry forest.
For the purposes of this proposal I have broken it down into choice A, B or C. If C should pass a separate proposal would be needed.
A. Will be to retain the name Dry-forest Sabrewing.
B. Will be to adopt the name Limestone Sabrewing.
C. Will be a vote for another name.
Recommendation: As both names are viable options, I don’t have a strong opinion either way. Although the benefit of A is not introducing another common name, I personally like option B better and recommend adopting Limestone Sabrewing for Campylopterus calcirupicola.
Dan Zimberlin, May 2019
Comments from Pacheco: “Knowing the interesting attached article, I came across the good description of the environment of Campylopterus calcirupicola. An alternative possibility for name for this hummingbird may be "Outcrop Sabrewing".