AEGITHINA

(Aegithinidae; Ϯ Common Iora A. tiphia) Gr. αιγιθος aigithos or αιγινθος aiginthos  unknown and mythical bird mentioned by Aristotle, Aelianus, Dionysius, and other authors, subsequently linked to various species; "ÆGITHINE, Ægithina.  Motac. aut Silvia, Gm. Lath.  Bec alongé, un peu robuste, plus ou moins fléchi en arc, cylindrique, échancré vers le bout de sa partie supérieure. — Ailes courtes. — La 1.re remige plus courte que les secondaires.   Esp. Fauvette leucoptère, Vieill. Ois. de l'Am. sept." (Vieillot 1816); "Aegithina Vieillot, 1816, Analyse, p. 44. Type, by monotypy, Fauvette leucoptère = Sylvia leucoptera Vieillot = Motacilla tiphia Linnaeus." (Delacour in Peters 1960, IX, 300).
Var. Aegithia.
Synon. Aethorhynchus, Jora, Phoenicomanes.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).