(syn. Lagopus Ϯ Red Grouse L. scoticus) Gr. ακητον akēton  best, most excellent; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird (cf. Gr. ακεντρος akentros  spur-less); "60. Lagopus, Br.    a. Acetiornis, Bp.   154. persicus, Gr." (Bonaparte 1856).   Var. Acetiornis.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 11 December 2018).