(syn. Turdoides Ϯ Blackcap Babbler T. reinwardtii) Gr. κρατερος krateros  strong, stout; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; "CRATEROPUS Reinwardii.  Black-masked, or Reinwardts Thrush.   Family Merulidæ.  Sub-family Macropodianæ.   GENERIC CHARACTER.  Bill hard, compressed, either slightly notched or entire: wings and tail rounded, the former short, the latter broad.  Feet remarkably large and strong; the two outer fore toes equal, the middle lengthened; hind toe and claw very large: claws compressed, strong, and but slightly curved.  ...  OF the habits of this plain, but singularly formed bird, we know nothing.  It is, we believe, one of the numerous discoveries made by that able Zoologist, Professor Reinwardt, in the Indian Islands, and should it not be already described, (a point we cannot fully ascertain,) we trust it may be allowed to bear the name of one, whose important labours merit the thanks and respect of all the scientific world.  ...  The feet, in all their details, are uncommonly strong, while the wings are feeble and much rounded. The fifth and sixth quills are longest; the scapular quills and the tail feathers, when held to the light, exhibit transverse dark shades." (Swainson 1831); "Crateropus Swainson, 1831 (Aug.), Zool. Ill., ser. 2, 2, no. 17, pl. 80. Type, by monotypy, Crateropus reinwardtii Swainson." (Deignan in Peters 1964, X, 331) (see Cratopus).

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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 16 January 2019).