OREOLAIS

(Cisticolidae; Ϯ Black-collared Apalis O. pulcher) Gr. ορος oros, ορεος oreos  mountain (i.e. Mt. Elgon, Kenya); Mod. L. lais  warbler  < Gr. ὑπολαις hupolais  small unidentified ground-nesting bird (cf. Gr. λαιος laios  thrush); “Oreolais, masc. gen. nov.  Type species: Apalis pulchra Sharpe, 1891.  ... Etymology: Lais can refer to singers, corresponding to these species, where male and female often sing together, albeit at different pitch and speed. The prefix oreo refers to montane habitats” (Nguembock et al. 2008).

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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 15 December 2018).