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Japanese White-eye [incl. simplex, hainanus]

Zosterops japonicus [incl. simplex, hainanus] (= Zosterops japonicus) Temminck & Schlegel, 1845

The Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus), also known as the mejiro (メジロ, 目白), is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. The specific epithet is occasionally written japonica, but this is incorrect due to the gender of the genus. Its native range includes much of east Asia, including Japan, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, and the Philippines. It has been intentionally introduced to other parts of the world as a pet and as pest control, with mixed results. As one of the native species of the Japanese islands, it has been depicted in Japanese art on numerous occasions, and historically was kept as a cage bird. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Zosteropidae
Genus:
  Zosterops

Scientific:
  Zosterops japonicus

Citation:
  Temminck & Schlegel, 1845

Reference:
  FaunaJap.Aves[Siebold] p.57 pl.22 sP

Protonym:
  Zosterops japonicus

Avibase ID:
  954325AE0D31D691

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/954325AE

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 179912

Geographic range:

  • Zosterops japonicus [japonicus or yesoensis]: southern Sakhalin Island, Japan, and the southern Korean Peninsula; partially migratory, withdrawing from Sakhalin Island and northern Japan in the nonbreeding season
  • Zosterops japonicus alani: Volcano Is. (Iwo Jima and Minami-iwo-Jima)
  • Zosterops japonicus daitoensis: Daito Is. (Philippine Sea)
  • Zosterops japonicus loochooensis: Iriomote (Ryukyu Is.)
  • Zosterops japonicus insularis: Ryukyu Is. (Tanegashima and Yakushima)
  • Zosterops japonicus stejnegeri: Izu Is. (s Japan); introduced to Bonin Is.
  • Zosterops simplex simplex: breeds in eastern China (from extreme southern Gansu east to Jiangsu, south to eastern Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong and Fujian), Taiwan, and northeastern Vietnam; northern populations migratory, wintering from southeastern China to Thailand and central Indochina
  • Zosterops simplex hainanus: Hainan (s China)
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English:
Japanese White-eye [incl. simplex, hainanus]
Czech:
kruhoočko japonské
German:
Japanbrillenvogel
Danish:
Japansk Brillefugl
Spanish:
Anteojitos Japonés
Finnish:
japaninrilli
French:
Zostérops du Japon [incl. simplex, hainanus]
Icelandic:
Japanseygla
Italian:
Occhialino del Giappone
Japanese:
mejiro
Japanese:
メジロ
Dutch:
Japanse Brilvogel
Norwegian:
Hagebrillefugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Hagebrillefugl
Polish:
szlarnik japonski
Portuguese:
Olho-branco-do-japão
Russian:
Японская белоглазка
Slovak:
okánik japonský
Swedish:
japansk glasögonfågel
Ukrainian:
Окулярник японський
Chinese:
暗绿绣眼鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Japanese White-eye [incl. simplex, hainanus] ( Zosterops japonicus [incl. simplex, hainanus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Zostérops du Japon ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Zostérops du Japon ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Clements 1st edition:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonica)
Clements 3rd edition:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonica) [version 3]
Clements 4th edition:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 6th edition:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2015:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2016:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2017:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2018:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 4]
eBird version 1.50:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
eBird version 1.52:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
eBird version 1.53:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
eBird version 1.54:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
eBird version 1.55:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
eBird version 2015:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
eBird version 2016:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
eBird version 2017:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
eBird version 2018:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonica) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonica) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Oriental Bird Club:
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Japanese White-eye ( Zosterops japonicus) [version 3]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Zosterops japonicus [version 3]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Zosterops japonicus [version 3]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Zosterops [japonicus, meyeni or montanus, incl. simplex, hainanus]

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Catalan: zostèrops del Japó
Czech: Kruhoocko japonské, kruhoočko japonské
Danish: Japansk Brillefugl
German: Japan Brillenvogel, Japanbrillenvogel
English: Chinese White-eye, Dark green white-eye, Japanese White-eye, Japanese White-eye [incl. simplex, hainanus]
English (IOC): Japanese White-eye
Spanish: Anteojitos Japonés, Ojiblanco Japonés
Spanish (Spain): Anteojitos Japonés
Spanish (HBW): Japanese White-eye
Finnish: Japaninrilli
French: Zostérops du Japon, Zostérops du Japon [incl. simplex, hainanus]
Hungarian: japán pápaszemesmadár
Icelandic: Japanseygla
Italian: Occhialino del Giappone, Occhialino giapponese
Japanese: mejiro, me-jiro
Japanese: メジロ
Japanese (Kanji): 目白
Korean: 동박새
Korean (Transliteration): dong-bak-sae
Scientific: Zosterops japonica, Zosterops japonicus, Zosterops japonicus [incl. simplex, hainanus], Zosterops japonicus japonicus
Lithuanian: Japoninis baltavokis
Latvian: Japānas baltactiņa
Dutch: Japanse Brilvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Hagebrillefugl
Norwegian: Hagebrillefugl, Japanbrillefugl
Polish: szlarnik japonski, szlarnik japoński
Pinyin: àn-lǜ xiù-yǎn-niǎo, bái-mù kuàng, bái-rì kuàng, bái-yǎnr, fěn-yànr, fěn-yǎnr, lǜ xiù-yǎn, nán fěn-yǎnr, xiāng-sī, xiù-yǎn-niǎo, xiù-yǎnr
Portuguese: Olho-branco-do-japão
Russian: Белоглазка японская, Японская белоглазка
Slovak: okánik japonský
Serbian: Japanska belooka
Swedish: Japansk glasögonfågel
Thai: นกแว่นตาขาวหลังเขียว
Thai (Transliteration): nók wâeen-taa-kʰăaw lăŋ-kʰĭaw
Ukrainian: Окулярник японський
Vietnamese: Chim Vành khuyên Nhật Bản, Vành khuyên, Vành khuyên Nhật Bản
Chinese: 南粉眼, 暗綠繡眼鳥, 暗绿绣眼鸟, 白日眶, 白目眶, 白眼儿, 相思, 粉燕儿, 粉眼儿, 綠繡眼, 绣眼儿, 绣眼鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 南粉眼, 暗綠繡眼〔東亞綠繡眼,綠繡眼〕, 暗綠繡眼〔綠繡眼〕, 暗綠繡眼鳥), 白日眶, 白目眶, 白眼兒, 相思, 粉燕兒, 粉眼兒, 綠繡眼, 繡眼兒, 繡眼鳥
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 綠繡眼
Chinese (Taiwan): 绿绣眼

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