Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush

Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush / Ianthocincla sukatschewi

Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush

Here the details of the Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush named bird below:

SCI Name:  Ianthocincla sukatschewi
Protonym:  Trochalopteron Sukatschewi Av.Exped.Potanini p.59 pl.1 fig.1
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Leiothrichidae /
Taxonomy Code:  suklau1
Type Locality:  Hsiku and Minchow districts, southern Kansu.
Publish Year:  1891
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(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.

Vladimir Platonovich Sukachev or Sukschyev (1849-1919) Russian merchant, philanthropist, founder of Irkutsk Art Museum, explorer, collector in China 1884-1887 (Garrulax).