Rufous-crowned Laughingthrush

Rufous-crowned Laughingthrush / Ianthocincla ruficeps

Rufous-crowned Laughingthrush

Here the details of the Rufous-crowned Laughingthrush named bird below:

SCI Name:  Ianthocincla ruficeps
Protonym:  Garrulax ruficeps Proc.Zool.Soc.London Part III, Meeting of November 25, 1862 p. 281
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Leiothrichidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ruclau2
Type Locality:  Formosa.
Publish Year:  1863
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.

L. rufus  red, ruddy; -ceps  -headed  < caput, capitis  head.
● ex “Tordo del corona de canela” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 72 (syn. Chrysomus ruficapillus).