(syn. Lalage Ϯ Varied Triller L. leucomela) Specific name Lanius karu Lesson & Garnot, 1827 (= subsp. Lalage leucomela); "KARUA, gen. nov. Differs from Lalage Boie in its smaller bill and different wing-formation: in Lalage the first primary is short, less than half the second which is little shorter than the third, which is longest; in Karua the first primary is proportionately much longer, more than half the second, which is considerably shorter than the third, which is longest. Type, Campephaga leucomela Vigors and Horsfield." (Mathews 1913).