PTILOCICHLA

(Pellorneidae; Ϯ Falcated Wren-babbler P. falcata) Gr. πτιλον ptilon  feather; κιχλη kikhlē  thrush; “PTILOCICHLA, gen. n.  Allied to Turdinus, but distinguished at a glance by the long drooping sickle-shaped plumes on the sides of the lower back.  The type is: - 70. PTILOCICHLA FALCATA, sp. n.” (Sharpe 1877); “The little fellow was in the thickest wood, hopping about on the ground, and puffing himself out like a ball of feathers” (Steere in Sharpe 1877).
Var. Ptiocichla.

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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 19 December 2018).