(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).