Zosteropidae – White-eyes

Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus) by W Kwong

Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus) by W Kwong

Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. (John 4:35 KJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Zosteropidae – White-eyes


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Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (130)

Striated Yuhina (Yuhina castaniceps)
Indochinese Yuhina (Yuhina torqueola)
Chestnut-crested Yuhina (Yuhina everetti)
White-naped Yuhina (Yuhina bakeri)
Whiskered Yuhina (Yuhina flavicollis)
Burmese Yuhina (Yuhina humilis)
Stripe-throated Yuhina (Yuhina gularis)
White-collared Yuhina (Yuhina diademata)
Rufous-vented Yuhina (Yuhina occipitalis)
Taiwan Yuhina (Yuhina brunneiceps)
Black-chinned Yuhina (Yuhina nigrimenta)
Chestnut-faced Babbler (Zosterornis whiteheadi)
Luzon Striped Babbler (Zosterornis striatus)
Panay Striped Babbler (Zosterornis latistriatus)
Negros Striped Babbler (Zosterornis nigrorum)
Palawan Striped Babbler (Zosterornis hypogrammicus)
Giant White-eye (Megazosterops palauensis)
Bonin White-eye (Apalopteron familiare)
Golden White-eye (Cleptornis marchei)
Teardrop White-eye (Rukia ruki)
Long-billed White-eye (Rukia longirostra)
Flame-templed Babbler (Dasycrotapha speciosa)
Mindanao Pygmy Babbler (Dasycrotapha plateni)
Visayan Pygmy Babbler (Dasycrotapha pygmaea)
Golden-crowned Babbler (Sterrhoptilus dennistouni)
Black-crowned Babbler (Sterrhoptilus nigrocapitatus)
Rusty-crowned Babbler (Sterrhoptilus capitalis)
Rufescent Darkeye (Tephrozosterops stalkeri)
Grey-hooded White-eye (Lophozosterops pinaiae)
Mindanao White-eye (Lophozosterops goodfellowi)
Streak-headed White-eye (Lophozosterops squamiceps)
Mees’s White-eye (Lophozosterops javanicus)
Cream-browed White-eye (Lophozosterops superciliaris)
Crested White-eye (Lophozosterops dohertyi)
Spot-breasted Heleia (Heleia muelleri)
Thick-billed Heleia (Heleia crassirostris)
Pygmy White-eye (Oculocincta squamifrons)
Bare-eyed White-eye (Woodfordia superciliosa)
Sanford’s White-eye (Woodfordia lacertosa)
Mountain Blackeye (Chlorocharis emiliae)
Fernando Po Speirops (Zosterops brunneus)
Forest White-eye (Zosterops stenocricotus)
Principe Speirops (Zosterops leucophaeus)
Black-capped Speirops (Zosterops lugubris)
Mount Cameroon Speirops (Zosterops melanocephalus)
Chestnut-flanked White-eye (Zosterops erythropleurus)
Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus)
Lowland White-eye (Zosterops meyeni)
Oriental White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus)
Sri Lanka White-eye (Zosterops ceylonensis)
Rota White-eye (Zosterops rotensis)
Bridled White-eye (Zosterops conspicillatus)
Citrine White-eye (Zosterops semperi)
Plain White-eye (Zosterops hypolais)
Enggano White-eye (Zosterops salvadorii)
Black-capped White-eye (Zosterops atricapilla)
Everett’s White-eye (Zosterops everetti)
Yellowish White-eye (Zosterops nigrorum)
Mountain White-eye (Zosterops montanus)
Yellow-ringed White-eye (Zosterops wallacei)
Javan White-eye (Zosterops flavus)
Lemon-bellied White-eye (Zosterops chloris)
Ashy-bellied White-eye (Zosterops citrinella)
Pale-bellied White-eye (Zosterops consobrinorum)
Pearl-bellied White-eye (Zosterops grayi)
Golden-bellied White-eye (Zosterops uropygialis)
Black-ringed White-eye (Zosterops anomalus)
Cream-throated White-eye (Zosterops atriceps)
Sangihe White-eye (Zosterops nehrkorni)
Black-crowned White-eye (Zosterops atrifrons)
Togian White-eye (Zosterops somadikartai)
Seram White-eye (Zosterops stalkeri)
Black-fronted White-eye (Zosterops minor)
Tagula White-eye (Zosterops meeki)
Bismarck White-eye (Zosterops hypoxanthus)
Biak White-eye (Zosterops mysorensis)
Capped White-eye (Zosterops fuscicapilla)
Buru White-eye (Zosterops buruensis)
Ambon White-eye (Zosterops kuehni)
Papuan White-eye (Zosterops novaeguineae)
Yellow-throated White-eye (Zosterops metcalfii)
Christmas White-eye (Zosterops natalis)
Canary White-eye (Zosterops luteus)
Louisiade White-eye (Zosterops griseotinctus)
Rennell White-eye (Zosterops rennellianus)
Vella Lavella White-eye (Zosterops vellalavella)
Gizo White-eye (Zosterops luteirostris)
Ranongga White-eye (Zosterops splendidus)
Solomons White-eye (Zosterops kulambangrae)
Dark-eyed White-eye (Zosterops tetiparius)
Kolombangara White-eye (Zosterops murphyi)
Grey-throated White-eye (Zosterops rendovae)
Malaita White-eye (Zosterops stresemanni)
Santa Cruz White-eye (Zosterops sanctaecrucis)
Vanikoro White-eye (Zosterops gibbsi)
Samoan White-eye (Zosterops samoensis)
Fiji White-eye (Zosterops explorator)
Vanuatu White-eye (Zosterops flavifrons)
Small Lifou White-eye (Zosterops minutus)
Green-backed White-eye (Zosterops xanthochroa)
Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)
Slender-billed White-eye (Zosterops tenuirostris)
Robust White-eye (Zosterops strenuus)
White-chested White-eye (Zosterops albogularis)
Large Lifou White-eye (Zosterops inornatus)
Kosrae White-eye (Zosterops cinereus)
Grey-brown White-eye (Zosterops ponapensis)
Olive-colored White-eye (Zosterops oleagineus)
Dusky White-eye (Zosterops finschii)
Abyssinian White-eye (Zosterops abyssinicus)
Cape White-eye (Zosterops virens)
Orange River White-eye (Zosterops pallidus)
African Yellow White-eye (Zosterops senegalensis)
Montane White-eye (Zosterops poliogastrus)
Kikuyu White-eye (Zosterops kikuyuensis)
Taita White-eye (Zosterops silvanus)
Reunion Grey White-eye (Zosterops borbonicus)
Mauritius Grey White-eye (Zosterops mauritianus)
Principe White-eye (Zosterops ficedulinus)
Sao Tome White-eye (Zosterops feae)
Annobon White-eye (Zosterops griseovirescens)
Malagasy White-eye (Zosterops maderaspatanus)
Kirk’s White-eye (Zosterops kirki)
Mayotte White-eye (Zosterops mayottensis)
Marianne White-eye (Zosterops semiflavus)
Seychelles White-eye (Zosterops modestus)
Karthala White-eye (Zosterops mouroniensis)
Reunion Olive White-eye (Zosterops olivaceus)
Mauritius Olive White-eye (Zosterops chloronothos)
Pemba White-eye (Zosterops vaughani)

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Photographers or Videographers used on this page from our sidebar, Photography, are:
Dave’s BirdingPix
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Keith Blomerley – Videographer
Kent Nickell
Margaret Sloan
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery
Peter Ericsson’s Gallery
Tom Tarrant’s Aveceda
William Kwong’s Galleries


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Cape White-eye (Zosterops pallidus)  – A bird feeding on flowers  – by Keith Blomerley

 

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The white-eyes are small passerine birds native to tropical, subtropical and temperate Sub-Saharan Africa, southern and eastern Asia, and Australasia. White-eyes inhabit most tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, the western Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf of Guinea. Discounting some widespread members of the genus Zosterops, most species are endemic to single islands or archipelagos. The Silvereye, Zosterops lateralis, naturally colonised New Zealand, where it is known as the “Wax-eye” or Tauhau (“stranger”), from 1855. The Silvereye has also been introduced to the Society Islands in French Polynesia, while the Japanese White-eye has been introduced to Hawaii.

White-eyes are mostly of undistinguished appearance, the plumage being generally greenish olive above, and pale grey below. Some species have a white or bright yellow throat, breast or lower parts, and several have buff flanks. As their common name implies, many species have a conspicuous ring of tiny white feathers around their eyes. The scientific name of the group also reflects this latter feature, being derived from the Ancient Greek for “girdle-eye”. They have rounded wings and strong legs. Like many other nectivorous birds, they have slender, pointed bills, and brush-tipped tongues. The size ranges up to 15 cm (6 inches) in length. (Wikipedia)

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