LOPHOTIS

(Otididae; Ϯ Red-crested Bustard L. ruficrista) Gr. λοφος lophos  crest; ωτις ōtis, ωτιδος ōtidos  bustard; the nuchal crest shown on the plates is only a feature of the displaying cock bird; "Lophotis R.  ruficrista A. SM. [tab. CCLVI.] fig. 2175." (Reichenbach 1848); Reichenbach's plate shows the distinctive red nuchal crest. Reichenbach's 1849, plate XXXI, labelled Cursoriae: Tachydrominae .. Otidinae, shows a selection of bustards, including birds identified with the type of Lophotis

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).