(synPhylloscopus Ϯ Green-crowned Warbler P. burkii) Gr. σειω seiō  to shake; κερκος kerkos  tail; "Seicercus, from its fan-shaped tail, crested head, and lengthened feet, equally indicates the rasorial form.  ... *Cryptolopha, Sw. (fig. 229.a)  Bill short, triangular, resembling that of Lepturus. Rictus with lengthened bristles.  Wings moderate; the first quill short, spurious, and only half as long as the second; the third shorter than the fourth.  Tail moderate, rounded; the tips suddenly narrowed and mucronate.  Tarsus lengthened, slender, nearly twice the length of the hind toe.  Lateral scales entire.  India only?   C. auricapilla. Part 5. No. 186.   ...  *We propose substituting this name for Seicircus [sic], used in the former part of this volume, to avoid any confusion of this group with those of Seisura and Seiurus." (Swainson 1837).  Var. Seicircus.

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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 11 December 2018).