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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Zosteropidae — the white-eyes.


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  • Vanikoro White-eye - scientifically known as Zosterops gibbsi


  • Although locally common, both the Norfolk Island gerygone (Gerygone modesta) and the slender-billed white-eye (Zosterops tenuirostris) are considered threatened, and the slender-billed white-eye population continues to decline outside protected areas.

    Norfolk Island subtropical forests

  • The bird species confined to Réunion are the Réunion cuckoo-shrike (Coracina newtoni, EN), Réunion stonechat (Saxicola tectes), Réunion olive white-eye (Zosterops olivaceus), and Réunion bulbul (Hypsipetes borbonicus).

    Mascarene forests

  • Many animal species occur in peat swamp forests, but only the Borneo roundleaf bat, Hipposideros doriae, and two birds, the Javan white-eye (Zosterops flavus) and the hooked-billed bulbul (Setornis criniger), are considered near endemic (Table 1, Table 2).

    Borneo peat swamp forests

  • The only two forest birds are an endemic subspecies of the buff-banded rail (Rallus phillippensis andrewsi) and the Christmas Island white-eye (Zosterops natalis) which was introduced between 1885-1900.

    Christmas and Cocos Islands tropical forests

  • Europa supports at least five species of land birds, including the endemic subspecies of Madagascar white-eye (Zosterops maderaspatana voeltzkowi ').

    Ile Europa and Bassas da India xeric scrub

  • Pemba Island, which is one of BirdLife International's Endemic Bird Areas, has four endemic species: the Pemba white-eye (Zosterops vaughani), Pemba green-pigeon (Treron pembaensis), Pemba sunbird (Nectarinia pembae), and Pemba scops-owl (Otus pembaensis).

    Biological diversity in the coastal forests of Eastern Africa

  • There have been no confirmed sightings of the critically endangered white-chested white-eye (Zosterops albogularis) since 1980, but periodic reports indicate that a small population persists in indigenous forest.

    Norfolk Island subtropical forests

  • Another species confined to Sangihe is the Sangihe white-eye (Zosterops nehrkorni, CR) known only from a single historical specimen, but for which there has been a spate of recent sightings around Gunung Sahenduraman.

    Biological diversity in Wallacea

  • The other endemic land birds are silver-eye Zosterops tephropleura, Lord Howe Island golden whistler Pachycephala pectoralis contempta, both reasonably abundant.

    Lord Howe Island Group, Australia


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