(syn. Sericornis Ϯ Pale-billed Sericornis S. spilodera) Gr. αηθης aēthēs  unusual, strange  < negative prefix α- a- ; ηθος ēthos  custom, character; Mod. L. myias  flycatcher  < Gr. μυια muia, μυιας muias  fly; πιαζω piazō  to seize; "d'. Wings about equal to the tail in length.  ...  f". Second primary about equal to the secondaries; bill narrow, with numerous and strong bristles reaching for two thirds of the length of the bill. . . . . .34. AETHOMYIAS, p. 271.   ...   34. AETHOMYIAS.  Entomophila (pt.), G. R. Gray.  Sericornis (pt.), Salvadori.   Range. Confined to New Guinea.   1. Aethomyias spilodera." (Sharpe 1879); "Aethomyias Sharpe, 1879, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 4, p. [115 (in key),] 271. Type, by monotypy, Entomophila? spilodera G. R. Gray." (Mayr in Peters 1986, XI, 414).

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