One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The buffy-crowned tree-quail of Central America, Dendrortyx leucophrys (family Odontophoridae), which has a whitish forehead and throat.
2The collared hill-partridge of southeastern China, Arborophila gingica, the male of which has a distinctive white forehead.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.
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