HYPSIPETES

(Pycnonotidae; Ϯ Black Bulbul H. leucocephalus psaroides) Gr. ὑψιπετης hupsipetēs  high-flying, soaring  < πετομαι petomai  to fly; "Another interesting modification of form was exhibited among the Shrikes, in which the forked tail, acuminated wing, and short and feeble legs of the birds allied to Dicrurus appeared united to the head and bill of some of the Stares, particularly the genus Pastor. Mr Vigors characterized the form under the generic name of HYPSIPETES.  Rostrum subelongatum, debile, parum curvatum, apice leviter emarginatum; naribus basalibus, lateralibus, longitudinalibus, membrana partim clausis; rictus setis paucis, parum rigidis.  Alæ subelongatæ, subacuminatæ; remige prima brevi, secunda longiori septimæ æquali, tertia et sexta æqualibus, quarta et quinta æqualibus longissimis. Pedes brevissimi, debiliores; acrotarsiis scutellatis. Cauda subelongata, forficata, rectricibus extrorsum spectantibus.   HYPSIPETES PSAROÏDES." (Vigors 1831).   
Var. Hypsepetes.   
Synon. Anepsia, Galgulus, Haringtonia, Ixocincla, Microscelis, Orpheus.

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Recommended citation
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 10 December 2018).