Zosteropidae

Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Passeriformes — the white-eyes.

Etymologies

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Zosterops +‎ -idae

Examples

  • Thus, the hotspot contains classic examples of relatively recent adaptive radiation typical of oceanic islands, such as the white-eyes (family Zosteropidae) and monarch flycatchers (family Monarchidae), but also carries some odd colonizers from times past such as the giant prehensile-tailed skink (Corucia zebrata), whose closest living relatives are the blue-tongued skinks (genus Tiliqua) of Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia.

    Biological diversity in the East Melanesian Islands

  • New molecular research shows that birds within the family Zosteropidae -- named white eyes for the feathers that frame their eyes -- form new species at a faster rate than any other known bird.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • New molecular research shows that birds within the family Zosteropidae -- named white eyes for the feathers that frame their eyes -- form new species at a faster rate than any other known bird.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Family Common Name Species Meliphagidae White-chinned myzomela Myzomela albigula* Meliphagidae Tagula honeyeater Meliphaga vicina* Pachycephalida White-bellied whistler Pachycephala leucogastra Cracticidae Tagula butcherbird Cracticus louisiadensis* Zosteropidae White-throated white-eye Zosterops meeki* Zosteropidae Louisiade white-eye Zosterops griseotinctus Dicaeidae Louisiade flowerpecker Dicaeum nitidum* An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Louisiade Archipelago rain forests

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