(syn. Malurus Ϯ Variegated Fairy-wren M. lamberti) Lt.-Col. William Vincent Legge (1840-1918) Australian Army; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος  ornithos  bird; "LEGGEORNIS, gen. nov.  Differs from Malurus in its heavier bill and longer wedge-shaped tail though possessing erectile ear-coverts.  Type, Malurus lamberti Vigors and Horsfield" (Mathews 1912).

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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 www.hbw.com on 11 December 2018).