(syn. Dasyornis Ϯ Rufous Bristlebird D. broadbenti) Prof. Sir Frederick McCoy (1823-1899) Irish geologist, founder of the National Mus., Melbourne; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "MACCOYORNIS, gen. nov.  Differs from Sphenura in its more powerful bill and stronger feet and legs and in the longer wing and tail.  Type, Sphenura broadbenti McCoy" (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 on 11 December 2018).