BLEDA

(Pycnonotidae; Ϯ Red-tailed Bristlebill B. syndactylus) Bleda (d. 445) joint ruler of the Huns and brother to Attila, by whom he was murdered; "L'ordre des Passereaux aussi nous offre des formes très-extraordinaires dans leur petitesse, et, si l'on en voulait des exemples, il nous serait facile de citer les Irrisors, la Falculie, les Phyllastrephus, mon genre Smithornis, mon Bleda (ainsi nommé du frère d'Attila), basé sur la prétendue Dasycephala syndactyla, Sw., les Erythropygia, Smith (proches des Cossypha et les analogues des Copsichus de l'Inde), etc., etc." (Bonaparte 1857). The Red-tailed Bristlebill was originally thought to be allied to the tyrant flycatchers.
Synon. Idiocichla, Xenocichla.

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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 15 December 2018).