(Estrildidae; Ϯ African Silverbill E. cantans) Gr. ευ eu  fine, perfection; ωδικος ōdikos  musical, singing  < ωδη ōdē  song; "XXXVIEuodice (ωδικοςἡ  singend, Sänger, Sängerin,  ευ, wohl, angenehm) RCHB.  ...  146-49. E. cantans (Loxia -- L. GM. 859. 82.) RCHB.  ...  150. E. malabarica (Fring. -- L. GM.  857. 33.) Malabar Grossbeak LATH. syn. II. I. 154.) RCHB.  Erythrura Sheet JARD. SELB. ill. n. ser. pl. XXXIV.  Lonchura cheet SYKES Proceed. 1832. 95.  Loxia bicolor TICKELL.  Spermestes Cheet SYKES Proc. 1854. 160.  Amadina malabarica Gray. gen. n. 42." (Reichenbach 1862); "Euodice Reichenbach, 1862-63, Singvögel, p. 46. Type, by subsequent designation (Sharpe, 1890, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 13, p. 368), Loxia cantans Gmelin." (Mayr in Peters 1968, XIV, 368). The African Silverbill was formerly known as the Warbling Silverbill for its gentle trilling song.

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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 23 January 2019).