No expl. (Franklin 1831, Proc. Commn. Zool. Soc. London, 1, 119); perhaps a reference to the song of the Oriental Skylark (L. gula throat), although Gulgul is a name for the Indian Mynah Acridotheres in Madhya Pradesh, and Langton 1920, records that gulgula in Punjabi means “globular” (Alauda).

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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 17 December 2018).