The arrow-marked babbler (Turdoides jardineii) gets its name from the plumage on its head and breast, which is brownish-grey with white tips to the feathers that give the characteristic “arrow-marked” effect. The scientific binomial for the Arrow-marked babbler has no reference to the arrows – Turdoides from the Latin for “like a thrush”; and jardineii after the naturalist Sir William Jardine.
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