(syn. Actinodura Ϯ Hoary-fronted Barwing A. nipalensis) Gr. αλκη alkē  might, strength; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; "Although I think the prevalent humour of the day, which cannot tolerate any other than Greek and Roman names of genera in Zoology, is, in good part, absurd and pedantic, yet as I am told that continued non-compliance therewith on my part will be considered by most persons as a sort of excuse for past and future appropriations of my discoveries in this branch of science, as described in your Journal, I have now the pleasure to transmit to you a series of classical substitutes for my previous local designations  ... of those that were priorily described by local names the following enumeration supplies, on the left hand, the new classical substitute, and, on the right, opposite thereto, the old vernacular name.  ...  Alcopus  (αλκη et πους)  Sibia" (Hodgson 1841).

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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 on 23 January 2019).