GOODFELLOWIA

(Sturnidae; Ϯ Apo Myna G. miranda) Walter Goodfellow (1866-1953) English explorer, ornithologist, collector in Colombia, Ecuador, New Guinea, the Philippines and Taiwan. "GOODFELLOWIA, gen. nov. Sturnidarum.  Bill like that of Basileornis; base of bill to the nostrils covered with erect feathers, those in front pointing forward, those further back upwards, their tips meeting above the ridge of the culmen. A curious long crest, consisting of decomposed, hair-like feathers, rises from the forehead and covers the middle of the crown. A ring round the eyes, and large patch behind the latter, bare of feathers. Tail very long, graduated, , the lateral pair much less than half the length of the central one. Wing about two-thirds the length of the tail; first primary 20-22 mm., about one-fourth the length of the second, which is only a few millimetres shorter than the third, the latter about equal in length to the fourth and fifth and forming the tip of the wing. Feet strong.  Coloration greenish steel-blue and black; rump white. Female like the male, but perhaps a little smaller.    GOODFELLOWIA MIRANDA, n. sp.  ...  The genus is named in honour of its discoverer, Mr. Walter Goodfellow." (Hartert 1903).

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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 www.hbw.com on 11 December 2018).