Black-crowned Barwing

Black-crowned Barwing / Actinodura sodangorum

Black-crowned Barwing

Here the details of the Black-crowned Barwing named bird below:

SCI Name:  Actinodura sodangorum
Protonym:  Actinodura sodangorum Ibis 141 p.2-10
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Leiothrichidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bkcbar1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  1999
IUCN Status:  


(Leiothrichidae; Ϯ Rusty-fronted Barwing A. egertoni) Gr. ακτινωδης aktinōdēs  like rays  < ακτις aktis, ακτινος aktinos  ray, beam; ουρα oura  tail (cf. "However, an alternative proposition is provided by Jobling (1991) who claims that Actinodura is derived from the Greek nouns aktis (feminine) or aktinos (masculine) meaning brightness or splendour and odouros (masculine) meaning a watcher or guardian" (Eames et al. 1999)); "ACTINODURA.  Rostrum subcompressum, subarcuatum, ad apicem subemarginatum.  Nares basales, lineares, operculo magno tectæ.  Alæ molles, breviusculæ, concavæ: remige 1ma brevissima 4ta 5taque longioribus.  Cauda mollis, elongata, gradata.  Tarsi elongati.  Pedes majusculi: halluce ungueque postico longiusculis.  Ptilosis mollis, laxa.   The wings and tail in the birds of this group are transversely barred. The typical species are crested.    ACTINODURA EGERTONI.  ...   Hab. In Nepalia.  The specimen described was presented to the Society by Sir P. Grey Egerton, Bart., M.P." (Gould 1836); "Actinodura Gould, 1836, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 17.  Type, by original designation, Actinodura Egertoni Gould." (Ripley, 1961, Synopsis Birds India Pakistan, p. 402).
Var. Actinura.   
Synon. Alcopus, Hemipteron, Ixops, Leiocincla.

Södang, a partly nomadic people of south-central Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.