Buffy Laughingthrush / Ianthocincla berthemyi

Buffy Laughingthrush / Ianthocincla berthemyi

Buffy Laughingthrush

SCI Name:  Ianthocincla berthemyi
Protonym:  Ianthocincla Berthemyi Bull.Soc.Philom.(6), 13 p.92
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Leiothrichidae /
Taxonomy Code:  buflau1
Type Locality:  western Fukien.
Publish Year:  1876
IUCN Status:  


(syn. Garrulax Ϯ Spotted Laughingthrush G. ocellatus) Gr. ιονθος ionthos  young hair, down; Mod. L. cinclus  thrush  < Gr. κιγκλος kinklos  unidentified small waterside bird; "IANTHOCINCLA  ...  Typus genericus. Cinclosoma ocellatum, Vig.  Montium Himalayæ Incolæ.   The chief distinguishing characteristics of the genus Ianthocincla are the comparative length of the tarsus; the length of the hinder toe, and the great length of the claw by which it is terminated; the roundness, concavity, softness, and yielding character of the wings and tail; and the peculiar fullness, lightness, and downiness of the whole of the plumage, and particularly of that of the back and rump. The downy nature of the covering is alluded to in the generic name." (Gould 1835).   Var. Janthocincla, Xanthocincla, Yantocincla, Zanthocincla.

Jules François Gustave Berthémy (1826-1902) French diplomat in Turkey, China, USA, and Belgium (Garrulax).