Agrobates

(syn. Cercotrichas Ϯ Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin C. galactotes) Gr. αγρος agros  field; βατης batēs  walker  < βατεω bateō  to tread  < βαινω bainō  to walk; "AGROBATES, Sw.  Bill thrush-like; the sides much compressed; the tip bent and entire; gape smooth. Wings and tail as in Philomela. Feet very strong. Tarsus lengthened. Toes short; the inner shorter than the outer. Claws slender.  South of Europe, Africa.   A. galactotes. Tem. Pl. Col. 251. f. 1." (Swainson 1837).   Var. Acrobates, Abrobates.

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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 www.hbw.com on 12 December 2018).