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Zosterops japonicus
Zosterops japonicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Genus: Zosterops
Vigors & Horsfield, 1827
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Zosterops is a genus of birds in the White-eye family Zosteropidae

This genus contains with 73 the highest number of species in that family. They occur in the Afrotropic ecoregion, the Indomalaya zone, and the Australasia ecozone. They can reach a length between 8 and 15 cm. Their most characteric feature is the conspicious white feather ring around the eyes.

Species list

  • Zosterops abyssinicus Guerin-Meneville, 1843
    Zosterops albogularis Gould, 1837
    Zosterops anomalus Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1896
    Zosterops atricapillus Salvadori, 1879
    Zosterops atriceps Gray, 1860
    Zosterops atrifrons Wallace, 1864
    Zosterops borbonicus (Boddaert, 1783)
    Zosterops buruensis Salvadori, 1878
    Zosterops ceylonensis Holdsworth, 1872
    Zosterops chloris Bonaparte, 1850
    Zosterops chloronothos (Vieillot, 1817)
    Zosterops cinereus (Kittlitz, 1832)
    Zosterops citrinellus Bonaparte, 1850
    Zosterops consobrinorum Meyer, 1904
    Zosterops conspicillatus (Kittlitz, 1833)
    Zosterops erythropleurus Swinhoe, 1863
    Zosterops everetti Tweeddale, 1878
    Zosterops explorator Layard, 1875
    Zosterops ficedulinus Hartlaub, 1866
    Zosterops finschii (Hartlaub, 1868)
    Zosterops flavifrons (J. F. Gmelin, 1789)
    Zosterops flavus (Horsfield, 1821)
    Zosterops fuscicapillus Salvadori, 1876
    Zosterops grayi Wallace, 1864
    Zosterops griseotinctus Gray, 1858
    Zosterops griseovirescens Bocage, 1893
    Zosterops hypolais Hartlaub & Finsch, 1872
    Zosterops hypoxanthus Salvadori, 1881
    Zosterops inornatus Layard, 1878
    Zosterops japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1847
    Zosterops kirki Shelley, 1880
    Zosterops kuehni Hartert, 1906
    Zosterops kulambangrae Rothschild & Hartert, 1901
    Zosterops lateralis (Latham, 1802)
    Zosterops luteirostris Hartert, 1904
    Zosterops luteus Gould, 1843
    Zosterops maderaspatanus (Linnaeus, 1766)
    Zosterops mayottensis Schlegel, 1866
    Zosterops meeki Hartert, 1898
    Zosterops metcalfii Tristram, 1894
    Zosterops meyeni Bonaparte, 1850
    Zosterops minor Meyer, 1875
    Zosterops minutus Layard, 1878
    Zosterops modestus (Newton, 1867)
    Zosterops montanus Bonaparte, 1850
    Zosterops mouroniensis Milne-Edwards & Oustalet, 1885
    Zosterops murphyi Hartert, 1929
    Zosterops mysorensis Meyer, 1875
    Zosterops natalis Lister, 1889
    Zosterops nigrorum Tweeddale, 1878
    Zosterops novaeguineae Salvadori, 1878
    Zosterops oleagineus Hartlaub & Finsch, 1872
    Zosterops olivaceus (Linnaeus, 1766)
    Zosterops pallidus Swainson, 1838
    Zosterops palpebrosus (Temminck, 1824)
    Zosterops poliogaster Heuglin, 1861
    Zosterops rendovae Tristram, 1882
    Zosterops rennellianus Murphy, 1929
    Zosterops salvadorii Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1894
    Zosterops samoensis Murphy & Mathews, 1929
    Zosterops sanctaecrucis Tristram, 1894
    Zosterops semperi Hartlaub, 1868
    Zosterops senegalensis Bonaparte, 1850
    Zosterops splendidus Hartert, 1929
    Zosterops strenuus Gould, 1855 (extinct)
    Zosterops stresemanni Mayr, 1931
    Zosterops tenuirostris Gould, 1837
    Zosterops tephropleurus Gould, 1855
    Zosterops uropygialis Salvadori, 1874
    Zosterops vaughani Bannerman, 1924
    Zosterops vellalavella Hartert, 1908
    Zosterops wallacei Finsch, 1901
    Zosterops xanthochrous Gray, 1859

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