PRUNELLA

(Prunellidae; Ϯ Dunnock P. modularis) German Braunelle  Dunnock  < dim. braun  brown (cf. Med. L. burneta  hedge-sparrow), from the rufous-brown upperparts of the familiar and homely Dunnock; "MOUCHET, Prunella, Gessner.  Motacilla, Linn. Gm.  Sylvia, Lath.  Bec fin, droit, subulé, aigu, à bords courbés en dedans; mandibules égales; la supérieure un peu inclinée et entaillée à la pointe. — Ailes courtes, à penne bâtarde; la première remige plus courte que la cinquième; la troisième la plus longue.  Esp. Fauvette de haie, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Prunella Vieillot, 1816, Analyse, p. 43. Type, by monotypy, "Fauvette de haie" Buffon = Motacilla modularis Linnaeus." (Ripley in Peters 1964, X, 3).
Synon. Accentor, Aprunella, Laiscopus, Rhododendroeca, Spermolegus, Tharrhaleus.

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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 19 January 2019).