(syn. Cercotrichas Ϯ White-browed Scrub Robin C. leucophrys) Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; -πυγιος -pugios  -rumped  < πυγη pugē  rump; "Genus ERYTHROPYGIA.  Bill moderate, slender, curved, and compressed towards the point, upper mandible slightly notched; nostrils basal, above membranaceous; rictus slightly bristled; wings short, round, fourth and fifth quills longest; tail rounded; tarsi moderate, acrotarsia divided; claws moderately curved.    Erythropygia pectoralis. Top of head grey-brown; back dull brown; rump and tail coverts rufous   ...   Inhabits the country between the Orange River and Kurrichaine.    Erythropygia Paena. Top of head grey-brown; back pale rufous brown; rump and tail coverts bright rufous  ...  Inhabits the country between Latakoo and the Tropic." (A. Smith 1836); "Erythropygia A. Smith, 1836, Rep. Exped. Centr. Africa, p. 46. Type, by subsequent designation (Sharpe, 1883, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 7, p. 72), Erythropygia pectoralis Smith = Sylvia leucophrys Vieillot." (Ripley in Peters 1964, X, 18).    Var. Crythropygia.

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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 19 January 2019).