(syn. Rhipidura Ϯ Mindanao Blue Fantail R. superciliaris) Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; νυμφη numphē  nymph; "CYANONYMPHA, a new genusChars. gen.-- Similar to Hypothymis Boie, but bill more slender; rictal bristles much longer, reaching nearly or quite to end of bill; feathers of crown not stiffened; tarsus much less distinctly scutellate.  Similar to Rhipidura Vigors and Horsfield, but tail not decidedly longer than wing, and only rounded, not strongly graduated; tarsus less distinctly scutellate; rictal bristles relatively shorter, not reaching appreciably beyond tip of bill.  Type of the genus.-- Hypothymis superciliaris Sharpe.  ...  Upper parts of male deep verditer blue, the pileum indigo blue, the forehead amd a supraloral line bright azure blue; wings and tail fuscous, margined with cobalt or purplish indigo blue; throat and breast purplish china blue; posterior lower parts white washed with blue ... κυανος, cyanos; νυμφη, nympha" (Oberholser 1911).

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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 18 January 2019).