Bornean Wren-Babbler / Ptilocichla leucogrammica

Bornean Wren-Babbler / Ptilocichla leucogrammica

Bornean Wren-Babbler

SCI Name:  Ptilocichla leucogrammica
Protonym:  [Cacopitta] leucogrammica Consp.Gen.Av. 1 p.257
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Pellorneidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bowbab1
Type Locality:  Borneo; type specimen from Pontianak [lat. 0° 02'' S., long. 109° 22'' E.], fide Büttikofer, 1895, Notes Leyden Mus., 17, p. 72.
Publish Year:  1850
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(Pellorneidae; Ϯ Falcated Wren-babbler P. falcata) Gr. πτιλον ptilon  feather; κιχλη kikhlē  thrush; “The little fellow was in the thickest wood, hopping about on the ground, and puffing himself out like a ball of feathers” (Steere in Sharpe 1877); “PTILOCICHLA, gen. n.  Allied to Turdinus, but distinguished at a glance by the long drooping sickle-shaped plumes on the sides of the lower back.  The type is: — 70. PTILOCICHLA FALCATA, sp. n.” (Sharpe 1877).
Var. Ptiocichla.

leucogrammica / leucogrammicum / leucogrammicus
Gr. λευκος leukos  white; γραμμικος grammikos  lined < γραμμη grammē  line, mark  < γραφω graphō  to write.