(syn. Gerygone Ϯ Large-billed Gerygone G. magnirostris) Ethel Rosina White (1876-1926) wife of Australian ornithologist Capt. Samuel White; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "666. ETHELORNIS, gen. nov.  Differs from Pseudogerygone in its much stouter wider bill, while the first primary is proportionately much longer than in that genus.  Type, Gerygone magnirostris Gould" (Mathews 1912).

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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 on 11 December 2018).