Anthocincla Blyth, J. A. S. B., xxxi, p. 843 (1862).
Type, Anthocincla phayrei Blyth.
The characters of the genus are those of the family and it only differs from Pitta in having aigrettes and also a comparatively longer, rather more slender bill. It is represented within our limits by a single species. The sexes are very much alike.