(Muscicapidae; Ϯ White-rumped Shama K. malabarica) Gr. κιττα kitta  magpie; Mod. L. cinclus  thrush  < Gr. κιγκλος kinklos  small, tail-wagging waterside bird; "Mr. Gould subsequently directed the attention of the Meeting to a specimen of the Turdus macrourus of Dr. Latham, with the view of explaining the characters which induced him to regard that bird as constituting the type of a new  Genus KITTACINCLA.  Rostrum caput longitudine æquans, ad apicem emarginatum, rectiusculum, compressiusculum.  Nares basales, plumis brevibus utplurimum tectæ.  Alæ mediocres, rotundatæ; remige 1ma brevissima, 4ta 5taque subæqualibus, longioribus.  Cauda elongata, gradata.  Tarsi digitique longiusculi, tenues.  OBS. Maribus color supra utplurimum niger; subtus brunneus vel albus." (Gould 1836); "Kittacincla Gould, 1836, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, p. 7. Type, by monotypy, Turdus macrourus Gmelin = Muscicapa malabarica Scopoli." (Ripley in Peters 1964, X, 65).
Var. Kattacincla, KittacincklaCittocincla, Cittocichla.
Synon. Hypocrites, Kurodornis, Shama.

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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 18 December 2018).