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Silvereye

Zosterops lateralis (Latham, 1801)

The Silvereye or Wax-eye (Zosterops lateralis) is a very small omnivorous passerine bird of the south-west pacific. In Australia and New Zealand its common name is sometimes shortened to White-eye, but this name is more commonly used to refer to all members of the genus Zosterops, or the entire family Zosteropidae. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Zosteropidae
Genus:
  Zosterops

Scientific:
  Zosterops lateralis

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.lv

Protonym:
  Sylvia lateralis

Avibase ID:
  27A57A03744EB709

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/27A57A03

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 563845

Geographic range:

  • Zosterops lateralis lateralis: breeds Tasmania and Flinders I. (Bass Strait); winters in coastal eastern Australia. Also colonized New Zealand in the 19th century, now resident throughout New Zealand (colonized ca 1832) and on Norfolk Island (colonized 1904)
  • Zosterops lateralis ochrochrous: King I. (Bass Strait)
  • Zosterops lateralis griseonota: New Caledonia
  • Zosterops lateralis nigrescens: Loyalty Islands (Ouvéa and Maré)
  • Zosterops lateralis melanops: Lifou (Loyalty Is.)
  • Zosterops lateralis vatensis: N Vanuatu, Banks Group and Torres Is.
  • Zosterops lateralis macmillani: Vanuatu (Tanna and Aniwa islands)
  • Zosterops lateralis tropicus: Espíritu Santo I. (Vanuatu)
  • Zosterops lateralis valuensis: Vanua Lava I. (Vanuatu)
  • Zosterops lateralis flaviceps: Fiji Archipelago
  • Zosterops lateralis vegetus: NE Queensland (McIlwraith Range to Burdekin River)
  • Zosterops lateralis cornwalli: E Australia (e-central Queensland to Hunter River, NSW)
  • Zosterops lateralis westernensis: SE Australia (southeast New South Wales to Victoria)
  • Zosterops lateralis pinarochrous: South Australia (Eyre Pen.) to nw Victoria and adj. NSW
  • Zosterops lateralis chloronotus: SW Western Australia (Shark Bay to far sw South Australia)
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English:
Silvereye
Czech:
kruhoočko australopacifické
German:
Graumantel-Brillenvogel
Danish:
Grårygget Brillefugl
Spanish:
Ojiblanco de Lomo Gris
Finnish:
hopearilli
French:
Zostérops à dos gris
Italian:
Occhialino dorsogrigio
Japanese:
haimunemejiro
Japanese:
ハイムネメジロ
Dutch:
Australische Brilvogel
Norwegian:
Gråbrystbrillefugl
Polish:
szlarnik rdzawoboczny
Portuguese:
Olho-branco-de-dorso-cinzento
Russian:
Серебряная белоглазка
Slovak:
okánik pláštikový
Swedish:
Gråryggad glasögonfågel
Ukrainian:
Окулярник сивоспинний
Chinese:
灰胸绣眼鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Silvereye ( Zosterops lateralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Silvereye ( Zosterops lateralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Silvereye ( Zosterops lateralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Silvereye ( Zosterops lateralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Silvereye ( Zosterops lateralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Silvereye ( Zosterops lateralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Silvereye ( Zosterops lateralis) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Zosterops [lateralis or chlorocephalus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2  3  4 

Other synonyms


Catalan: zostèrops de dors gris
Czech: kruhoočko australopacifické, Kruhoocko stríbrné
Danish: Grårygget Brillefugl
German: Graumantel-Brillenvogel
English: Gray-backed White-eye, Gray-breasted Silvereye, Gray-breasted Silver-eye, Gray-breasted White-eye, Grey-backed White-eye, Grey-breasted Silvereye, Grey-breasted Silver-eye, Grey-breasted White-eye, Lord Howe Island Gray-backed white-eye, Lord Howe Island grey-backed white-eye, Silvereye, Silver-eye, Silvereye (nominate group), Silvereye [nominate group], Silvereye [nominate], Tauhou
English (Australia): Silvereye
Spanish: Ojiblanco de Lomo Gris
Spanish (Spain): Anteojitos Dorsigrís
Finnish: Hopearilli
French: Zostérops à dos gris, Zostérops à dos gris (groupe nominal), Zostérops à dos gris [nominal], Zostérops à poitrine grise
Hungarian: ezüstös pápaszemesmadár
Italian: Occhialino dorsogrigio, Occhio d'argento
Japanese: haimunemejiro
Japanese: ハイムネメジロ
Scientific: Sylvia lateralis, Zosterops lateralis, Zosterops lateralis [lateralis], Zosterops lateralis lateralis
Lithuanian: Pilkanugaris baltavokis
Maori: Tauhou
Dutch: Australische Brilvogel, Grijsrugbrilvogel
Norwegian: Gråbrystbrillefugl
Polish: Szlarnik australijski, szlarnik rdzawoboczny
Portuguese: Olho-branco-de-dorso-cinzento
Russian: Австралийская белоглазка, серебряная белоглазка
Slovak: Okánik pláštikový
Swedish: Gråryggad glasögonfågel
Tahitian: vini
Ukrainian: Окулярник сивоспинний
Chinese: 灰胸绣眼鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 灰胸繡眼

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