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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - White-eyes

Scientific system: Clements et al.

Familia: Zosteropidae

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The family of White-eyes has its distribution in Africa, South Asia and Australia to Samoa in the Pacific. Many species are endemic to small islands. The body size of these petite birds is between 10 cm and 14 cm. They have short wings with only nine hand feathers. The beak is slender, the tongue is brush-tipped and can be extended far. The appearance of the different species is often extremely similar. Many species have a conspicuous ring of tiny white feathers around their eyes. They are tree inhabitants and eat insects, fruits and nectar. They pierce fruit with their beak and pull the juice out with their tongue. The nest consists of a hanging bowl on a forked branch. The breeding season is the shortest for birds at 10 days.

Yuhina

     castaniceps - Striated Yuhina (1)
     torqueola - Chestnut-collared Yuhina (1)
     everetti - Chestnut-crested Yuhina
     bakeri - White-naped Yuhina (3)
     flavicollis - Whiskered Yuhina (5)
     humilis - Burmese Yuhina (2)
     gularis - Stripe-throated Yuhina (2)
     diademata - White-collared Yuhina (3)
     occipitalis - Rufous-vented Yuhina (3)
     brunneiceps - Taiwan Yuhina (2)
     nigrimenta - Black-chinned Yuhina (3)

Zosterornis

     whiteheadi - Chestnut-faced Babbler (3)
     striatus - Luzon Striped-Babbler (1)
     latistriatus - Panay Striped Babbler
     nigrorum - Negros Striped Babbler
     hypogrammicus - Palawan Striped-Babbler

Lophozosterops

     javanicus - Grey-throated Ibon (1)
     squamiceps - Streak-headed Ibon (1)
     pinaiae - Grey-hooded Ibon (1)
     goodfellowi - Mindanao Ibon (1)
     superciliaris - Cream-browed Ibon (2)
     dohertyi - Crested Ibon (3)

Oculocincta

     squamifrons - Pygmy Ibon (1)

Heleia

     crassirostris - Thick-billed Heleia (2)
     muelleri - Spot-breasted Heleia (1)

Chlorocharis

     emiliae - Mountain Blackeye (2)

Woodfordia

     superciliosa - Bare-eyed White-eye (2)
     lacertosa - Sanford's White-eye

Megazosterops

     palauensis - Giant White-eye (1)

Rukia

     ruki - Teardrop White-eye (1)
     longirostra - Long-billed White-eye (1)

Cleptornis

     marchei - Golden White-eye (4)

Apalopteron

     familiare - Bonin White-eye (2)

Tephrozosterops

     stalkeri - Rufescent Darkeye (1)

Sterrhoptilus

     dennistouni - Golden-crowned Babbler (1)
     nigrocapitatus - Black-crowned Babbler
     capitalis - Rusty-crowned Babbler (1)

Dasycrotapha

     speciosa - Flame-templed Babbler (2)
     pygmaea - Visayan Pygmy Babbler (1)
     plateni - Pygmy Babbler (1)

Zosterops

     semiflavus - Marianne White-eye (1)
     mouroniensis - Karthala White-eye (1)
     olivaceus - Reunion Olive White-eye (2)
     chloronothos - Mauritius Olive White-eye (2)
     borbonicus - Reunion Grey White-eye (3)
     mauritianus - Mauritius Grey White-eye (1)
     senegalensis - African Yellow White-eye (1)
     melanocephalus - Mount Cameroon Speirops (2)
     brunneus - Fernando Po Speirops (1)
     poliogastrus - Montane White-eye (6)
     abyssinicus - Abyssinian White-eye (2)
     capensis - Cape White-eye (5)
     pallidus - Pale White-eye (1)
     vaughani - Pemba White-eye (1)
     modestus - Seychelles White-eye (1)
     comorensis - Moheli White-eye (1)
     maderaspatanus - Madagascar White-eye (3)
     aldabrensis - Aldabra White-eye (1)
     anjuanensis - Anjouan White-eye (1)
     kirki - Kirk's White-eye (1)
     mayottensis - Mayotte White-eye (2)
     lugubris - Black-capped Speirops (1)
     leucophaeus - Principe Speirops (1)
     feae - Sao Tome White-eye (1)
     griseovirescens - Annobon White-eye (1)
     ficedulinus - Principe White-eye (1)
     ceylonensis - Sri Lanka White-eye (2)
     erythropleurus - Chestnut-flanked White-eye (1)
     palpebrosus - Oriental White-eye (3)
     japonicus - Japanese White-eye (2)
     meyeni - Lowland White-eye (2)
     salvadorii - Enggano White-eye
     conspicillatus - Bridled White-eye (1)
     rotensis - Rota White-eye
     semperi - Citrine White-eye (2)
     hypolais - Plain White-eye (1)
     atricapilla - Black-capped White-eye (3)
     everetti - Everett's White-eye (1)
     nigrorum - Yellowish White-eye (1)
     montanus - Mountain White-eye (1)
     natalis - Christmas White-eye (3)
     flavus - Javan White-eye (2)
     chloris - Lemon-bellied White-eye (2)
     citrinella - Ashy-bellied White-eye (2)
     grayi - Pearl-bellied White-eye
     uropygialis - Golden-bellied White-eye (3)
     consobrinorum - Pale-bellied White-eye (1)
     anomalus - Black-ringed White-eye (1)
     wallacei - Yellow-ringed White-eye (1)
     atrifrons - Black-crowned White-eye (1)
     somadikartai - Togian Whiteeye (1)
     nehrkorni - Sangihe White-eye (1)
     stalkeri - Seram White-eye
     atriceps - Cream-throated White-eye (4)
     minor - Black-fronted White-eye (1)
     meeki - Tagula White-eye
     hypoxanthus - Bismarck White-eye
     mysorensis - Biak White-eye
     fuscicapilla - Capped White-eye (1)
     buruensis - Buru White-eye
     kuehni - Ambon White-eye
     novaeguineae - Papuan White-eye (1)
     luteus - Canary White-eye (1)
     griseotinctus - Islet White-eye (4)
     rennellianus - Bare-ringed White-eye
     vellalavella - Belted White-eye
     splendidus - Splendid White-eye
     luteirostris - Yellow-billed White-eye
     metcalfii - Yellow-throated White-eye (1)
     kulambangrae - New Georgia White-eye
     murphyi - Hermit White-eye
     ugiensis - Grey-throated White-eye (1)
     stresemanni - Malaita White-eye
     sanctaecrucis - Santa Cruz White-eye (1)
     gibbsi - Vanikoro White-eye (1)
     inornatus - Forest White-eye (2)
     xanthochroa - Green-backed White-eye (1)
     minutus - Sulphur White-eye (2)
     tephropleurus - Lord Howe Island White-eye (3)
     tenuirostris - Slender-billed White-eye (3)
     strenuus - Robust White-eye (4)
     albogularis - White-chested White-eye (1)
     explorator - Fiji White-eye (2)
     lateralis - Silvereye (7)
     flavifrons - Vanuatu White-eye (1)
     samoensis - Samoan White-eye (1)
     finschii - Dusky White-eye (1)
     ponapensis - Greybrown White-eye (1)
     cinereus - Grey-brown White-eye (1)
     oleagineus - Olive-colored White-eye (1)

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