(syn. Diglossa Ϯ Rusty Flowerpiercer D. sittoides) “Lo denominiamo AGRILORHINUS SITTACEUS desumendone il nome generico dal greco per significare appunto quell’uncinato becco, mentre il nome specifico ci fu suggerito dalla somiglianza delle sue piume con quelle della Sitta.” (Bonaparte 1838). I can find no etymology for the first part of the name, which is an obvious misspelling (Gr. αγκυλη ankulē hook; ῥις rhis, ῥινος rhinos nose).  Var. Agriolorhinus, Anchilorhinus, Anchylorhinus, Ancylorhinus, Agrilorhynchus (Gr. ῥυγχος rhunkhos bill).

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Recommended citation
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 16 December 2018).