(syn. Hydrornis Ϯ Banded Pitta H. guajana ) Gr. ευ eu  fine, beautiful; κιχλη kikhlē  thrush. Reichenbach's 1850, plate LII, under the heading Turdinae: Myiotherinae, shows a variety of terrestrial pittas, babblers, antpittas and antbirds; "Eucichla Reichenbach, 1850, Avium Syst. Nat., pl. 52. Type, by monotypy, Turdus cyanurus Boddaert = Turdus guajanus P. L. S. Müller." (Mayr in Peters 1979, VIII, 311).   Var. Eucycla.

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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 19 December 2018).