RIMATOR

(Pellorneidae; Ϯ Long-billed Wren-babbler R. malacoptilus) L. rimator, rimatoris  investigator  < rimari  to examine; "Rimator, nobis.  The species upon which this division is founded is a very curious little Myiotherine bird, the immediate affinities of which are not obvious.  ...  legs moderately strong, suited for progression either upon the ground, or up the slanting bough of a tree  ...  The tail short and weak, its feathers slender and flexible, with soft tips a little pointed. Plumage lax, being excessively so and very copious over the rump.   R. malacoptilus, nobis.  ...  From Darjeeling." (Blyth 1847).
Synon. Caulodromus, Jabouilleia, Merva.

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Recommended citation
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 14 December 2018).