(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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