(Pycnonotidae; Ϯ Leaflove P. scandens) Gr. πυρρος purrhos  flame-coloured, red  < πυρ pur, πυρος puros  fire; ουρα oura  tail; "CLIMBING LEAFLOVE. Phyllastrephus scandens, SWAINS.  .... the colour of the upper part of the neck and back is light olive, as are the wing-covers, but this assumes a buff tinge on the rump and finally becomes clear ferruginous or light cinnamon colour on the tail" (Swainson 1837); "GENUS PYRRHURUS, nobis.  Bill rather wide at base, upper mandible curved towards the end and distinctly notched, base with about 4 or 5 pairs of long and rather strong bristles. Wing rather long, first quill short, fifth longest, legs and feet strong, claws large, tail long, wide, rounded. Feathers of the head in front stiff and scale-like.  Type Phyllastrephus scandens. Swainson" (Cassin 1859).
Synon. Prosphorocichla.

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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 on 23 January 2019).