(syn. Nigrita Ϯ Grey-headed Negrofinch N. canicapillus) Gr. Αιθιοψ Aithiops Ethiopian, negro, blackened < αιθω aithō to burn; ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos face; "Genus ÆTHIOPS *, n. g. ... This singular generic form is very difficult to classify. The beak is somewhat similar in form to that of a Tanager, but its other characters and the African habitat forbid such a collocation. The beak also exhibits some resemblance to that of Artamus, but the shortness of the wings makes a marked contrast to that genus. ... * Aιθιοψ, a negro, in reference to the colour and habitat" (Strickland 1841).