(syn. Turdus Ϯ Tristan Thrush T. eremita) Gr. νησος nēsos  island (= Tristan da Cunha); κιχλη kikhlē  thrush; "Genus NESOCICHLA  ... This form differs from all others in the great family of the Thrushes, and appears to partake of the characters of the genera Turdus, Chamæza, and Oreocincla.  NESOCICHLA EREMITA  ...  Hab. The island of Tristan d'Acunha.   Remark.-- This bird is about the size of the common Song-thrush, Turdus musicus, and similar to it in appearance; on examination, however, it will be found to differ very considerably in structure" (Gould 1855).

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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 15 December 2018).