(syn. Scolopax Ϯ American Woodcock S. minor) Gr. φιλος philos  loving  < φιλεω phileō  to love; ἑλος helos  marsh; "PHILOHELA, G. R. Gray (1841).  Rusticola, Vieill.  Scolopax, Gm.   P. minor, (Gm.) G. R. Gray.  Gal. des Ois., pl. 242." (G. Gray 1841).

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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 17 December 2018).