Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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praedicta / praedictus

L. praedictus  predicted  < praedicere  to predict; "We speculated regularly that it was simply a matter of time before a Herpsilochmus was found in this area [Rio Madeira, Amazonas] and that it would most likely be a new species.  ... The scientific and common names refer to the fact that the existence of this species was predicted before it was actually found and recognized" (Cohn-Haft & Bravo 2013) (Herpsilochmus).