Banded Whiteface

Banded Whiteface / Aphelocephala nigricincta

Banded Whiteface

Here the details of the Banded Whiteface named bird below:

SCI Name:  Aphelocephala nigricincta
Protonym:  Xerophila nigricincta Ibis p.340
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Acanthizidae /
Taxonomy Code:  banwhi1
Type Locality:  Missionary Plain, central Australia.
Publish Year:  1895
IUCN Status:  


(Acanthizidae; Ϯ Southern Whiteface A. leucopsis) Gr. αφελης aphelēs  smooth, simple  < negative prefix α- a- ; φελλευς phelleus  stony ground; κεφαλη kephalē  head; "Xerophila Gould, must be displaced on account of Xerophila Held, a genus of Mollusca.  In its place may be employed Aphelocephala, from αφελης, simplex, and κεφαλη, caput." (Oberholser 1899); "Aphelocephala Oberholser, 1899, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, p. 214.  New name for Xerophila Gould, 1840, preoccupied by Xerophila Held, 1837 (Mollusca)." (JAJ 2021).
Synon. Xerophila.

nigricincta / nigricinctus
L. niger black; cinctus girdled < cingere to encircle.