Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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POLYSTICTUS

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Bearded Tachuri P. pectoralis) Gr. πολυστικτος polustiktos  much spotted  < πολυς polus  much; στικτος stiktos  spotted  < στιζω stizō  to tattoo. Reichenbach's 1850, plate LXVII, labelled Muscicapinae: Muscipetinae & Platyrhynchinae, shows a variety of flycatchers, including this bird with a heavily streaked head and face.
Synon. Habrura.

polystictus

Gr. πολυστικτος polustiktos  much spotted  < πολυς polus  much; στικτος stiktos  spotted   < στιζω stizō  to tattoo.