GLICIPHILA

(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Tawny-crowned Honeyeater G. melanops) Gr. γλυκυς glukus  sweet, sweet tasting; φιλος philos  lover; "GLICIPHILA, Sw.  Habit of Meliphaga. Bill either shorter, or slightly longer, than the head; the notch in the upper mandible far removed from the tip. Tongue rather short, terminated by numerous filaments. The third and three following quills longest, and nearly equal. Lateral toes equal. Tail even.   G. fulvifrons. Lewin, N. H. Birds, pl. 22." (Swainson 1837); "Gliciphila Swainson, 1837, Class. Birds, 2, p. 326. Type, by monotypy, Certhia fulvifrons Lewin = Certhia melanops Latham." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 426).
Var. Glyciphila, Glycephala, Glyciphilus, Glycyphila.
Synon. Glycifohia.
 

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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 www.hbw.com on 20 January 2019).