Aethiopsar

(syn. Acridotheres Ϯ Jungle Mynah A. fuscus) Gr. αιθιοψ aithiops  negro, blackened  < αιθω aithō  to burn; ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  face; ψαρ psar, ψαρος psaros  starling; "Genus ÆTHIOPSAR, Sharpe, 1889.  The genus Æthiopsar differs from Acridotheres in one important particular. The birds of the latter genus have a considerable space on the side of the head bare of feathers; those of the former have the whole side of the head and even the eyelids closely feathered.  Æthiopsar contains three species of Myna found in India, one of which is very common and widely distributed, and two are little known and found only on the estern borders of the Empire. In habits they resemble Acridotheres, but the commoner species, Æ. fuscus, is confined to forest country as a rule, and is seldom seen near houses.  ...  552. Æthiopsar fuscusThe Jungle Myna.  ...  553. Æthiopsar grandisThe Siamese Myna.  ...  554. Æthiopsar albicinctusThe Collared Myna." (Oates 1889); "There is considerable variation in the species of Acridotheres, some of which have a large space round the eye, while others have none, to wit, A. cristatellus and its allies, which seem to us to deserve separate recognition under the heading of a subgenus, for which we propose the name of Æthiopsar" (Sharpe 1890); "Aethiopsar Oates, 1889, Fauna British India, Birds, ed. 1, 1, p. 539. Type, by subsequent designation (Baker, 1930, Fauna British India, Birds, ed. 2, 7, p. 216), Pastor fuscus Wagler." (Amadon in Peters 1962, XV, 112).

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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 16 January 2019).