(syn. Colluricincla Ϯ Sandstone Shrike-thrush C. woodwardi) Gr. αλφα alpha  first; genus Colluricincla Vigors & Horsfield, 1827, shrike-thrush (cf. Mod. L. cinclus  thrush); "ALPHACINCLA gen. nov.  Type Colluricincla woodwardi Hartert.  Differs from Colluricincla Vigors and Horsfield in having a flat head and a long thin bill equal to the length of the head; lower bill with wide inter-ramal space; nostrils in a groove with no feathers" (Mathews 1914).

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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 on 15 December 2018).