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).