(syn. Psilopogon Ϯ Brown-headed Barbet P. zeylanicus) Gr. θερος theros  summer, hot season; κηρυξ kērux, κηρυκος kērukos  herald; "Nearly allied to Megalæma, but distinguished by the want of the bright red under tail-coverts, by the whole head, neck, and breast being brown with paler striæ, by having a somewhat differently shaped bill, lower at the base, and by the nostrils being free from plumes, is the group so often mentioned as section c of the Monograph. For this I propose the name Thereiceryx *, the type being Bucco zeylanicus, Gmel.  ...  * "Herald of the hot season": θερος, summer, the hot season; and κηρυξ, a herald. The loud notes of these birds are constantly uttered just before and during the hot season" (Blanford 1893).   Var. Thereoceryx

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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 19 January 2019).