(Leiothrichidae; Ϯ Rusty-fronted Barwing A. egertoni) Gr. ακτινωδης aktinōdēs  like rays  < ακτις aktis, ακτινος aktinos  ray, beam; ουρα oura  tail (cf. "However, an alternative proposition is provided by Jobling (1991) who claims that Actinodura is derived from the Greek nouns aktis (feminine) or aktinos (masculine) meaning brightness or splendour and odouros (masculine) meaning a watcher or guardian" (Eames et al. 1999)); "ACTINODURA.  ...  The wings and tail in the birds of this group are transversely barred. The typical species are crested.  ...  ACTINODURA EGERTONI  ...  The specimen described was presented to the Society by Sir P. Grey Egerton, Bart., M.P." (Gould 1836).
Var. Actinura.   
Synon. Alcopus, Hemipteron, Ixops, Leiocincla.

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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 14 December 2018).