BRADORNIS

(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Mariqua Flycatcher B. mariquensis) Gr. βραδυς bradus  slow, sluggish; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "BRADORNIS* MARIQUENSIS.  — SMITH.   ...   Having failed to discover a proper place for this bird in any of the constituted groups of Brachypodinæ, I have considered it and another species, a little larger, as typical of a new group in the short-legged thrushes. The manners and mode of feeding of both species are much alike; they seek their food generally in dense thickets, and when in quest of it, move languidly from branch to branch. They usually observe a horizontal course, and unless the underwood in which they are discovered be limited, they are rarely noticed either to ascend or descend to any great extent. Their food consists of insects." (A. Smith 1847).
Var. Bradyornis.
Synon. Artomyias, Myopornis, Pedilorhynchus, Sericolius.

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Recommended citation
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 19 January 2019).