NEOCICHLA

(Sturnidae; Ϯ Babbling Starling N. gutturalis) Gr. νεος neos  new, strange; κιχλη kikhlē  thrush; "199. NEOCICHLA GUTTURALIS.  Anchieta's Babbling-Thrush.  [The present bird was described by Professor Barboza du Bocage as a Crateropus, but he pointed out at the time that it was rather an aberrant member of the genus. Having sent the type to England for the purpose of being figured in his new work, I enjoyed the opportunity of examining it, and I find that, although closely allied to Crateropus and to Cichladusa, it differs from both in the shortness of the first primary, which does not nearly equal the tarsus in length, whereas in both the above-named genera this quill is as long or even longer than the tarsus.  Again the upper tail-coverts are extremely long, falling short of the tip of the tail only by 1¼ times the length of the tarsus, whereas in the other two genera the distance between the tip of the upper tail-coverts and that of the tail itself is more than double the length of the tarsus. I therefore propose the name of Neocichla for it.]" (Sharpe 1876).

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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).