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(Vireonidae; Ϯ Tawny-crowned Greenlet T. ochraceiceps) Peruvian myth. El Tunche, whistling guardian spirit of the rainforests: under no circumstances should its sibilant whistles be imitated or replied to (Andy Kratter in litt.); Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος  ornithos  bird; "The fourth and final Hylophilus (sensu lato) clade in Slager et al. (2014) contains H. ochraceiceps, a taxon long recognized as distinct from the other greenlets (Ridgely and Tudor 1989; Figure 1). Because Hylophilus and Pachysylvia are in use for the greenlet clades containing their respective type species and as no generic name is available, we describe a new genus:  Tunchiornis, gen. nov.   Type species. Hylophilus ochraceiceps Sclater.  ...  Etymology. In reference to the simple, whistled song and forest interior understory habitat of the genus, the name Tunchiornis derives from El Tunche, the whistling jungle spirit of western Amazonian mythology (Schjellerup et al. 2003). The gender of Tunchiornis is masculine" (Slager & Klicka 2014) (OD per Laurent Raty).