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(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Drab Water Tyrant O. littoralis) Gr. οχθος οχθος okhthos  bank, mound; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "OCHTHORNIS*.  Under this term I propose to separate a singular species which Herr v. Pelzeln has placed in Elainea, and I in Ochthœca. It is, however, I think most nearly allied to the last-named genus, from which it seems distinct in its much smoother rictus with scarcely any setæ, shorter wings, and shorter tail. In general coloration it is very similar to Sayornis pallida [= Sayornis saya], but much smaller in size  ... *Oχθος, bank, and ορνις, a bird" (P. Sclater 1888).