ANDROPADUS

(Pycnonotidae; Ϯ Sombre Greenbul A. importunus) Gr. ανηρ anēr, ανδρος andros  man; οπαδος opados  attendant, following; the Sombre Greenbul was considered to be a nuisance, since it followed hunters and alerted other birds and game by its constant chattering (see importunus) (pace Hockey et al. 2005: “from andros = male, and padus = tree, = ‘man of the trees’); "ANDROPADUS*, SWAINS.   ...   Type. — L'importan [sic], LE VAILL., iii, p. 41, pl. 106, f. 2.   ...   *Th, ανηρ  vir, et οπαδος  comes, adsectator." (Swainson 1832); "Andropadus Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Amer. Birds (1831), p. 485. Type, by original designation and monotypy, "L'importun" Levaillant = Turdus importunus Vieillot." (Rand in Peters 1960, IX, 223).
Synon. Charitillas, Polyodon.

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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 www.hbw.com on 16 January 2019).