Barred Laughingthrush

Barred Laughingthrush / Ianthocincla lunulata

Barred Laughingthrush

Here the details of the Barred Laughingthrush named bird below:

SCI Name:  Ianthocincla lunulata
Protonym:  Janthocincla lunulata Nouv.Arch.Mus.Hist.Nat.Bull. 6 p.36 pl.3 fig.2
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Leiothrichidae /
Taxonomy Code:  barlau1
Type Locality:  'les montagnes du Thibet chinois''; type from western Szechwan, fide Verreaux, 1871
Publish Year:  1871
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.

lunulata / lunulatus
L. lunulatus  crescent-shaped, lunulate  < lunula  little moon  < dim. luna  moon.
● ex “Plastron Noir” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 123 (syn. Apalis thoracica).
● “PSITTACUS (lunulatus) viridis; collo postice maculis lunaribus, nigris” (Scopoli 1786); ex “Petite Perruche à collier de l’Île de Luçon, 3ème espèce” of Sonnerat 1776 (Bolbopsittacus).
● ex “Lunulated Thrush” of Latham 1801 (Zoothera).