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Giant White-eye

Megazosterops palauensis (Reichenow, A 1915)

The giant white-eye, or Palau greater white-eye is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It is monotypic within the genus Megazosterops. It is endemic to Palau, where its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forest. The species is currently classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN due to likely habitat loss and the possibility of the establishment of the invasive brown tree snake on the island. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Zosteropidae
Genus:
   Megazosterops
Scientific:
  Megazosterops palauensis


Original description

Citation:
  (Reichenow, A 1915)

Reference:
   J. f. Orn. 63 p.125

Protonym:
  Cleptornis palauensis

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/11845849#page/133/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  B1C8FC63D261F7CB

Avibase ID:
  avibase-B1C8FC63

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B1C8FC63


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 915830


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Megazosterops palauensis: Palau Archipelago (Babelthuap, Urukthapel and Peleliu)
English:
Giant White-eye
Catalan:
zostèrops de les illes Palau
Czech:
kruhoočko palauské
Danish:
Stor Brillefugl
German:
Bronzebrillenvogel
Spanish:
Anteojitos de las Palaos
Spanish (Spain):
Anteojitos de las Palaos
Finnish:
palaunrilli
French:
Zostérops des Palau
Croatian:
palauska bjelooka
Hungarian:
palau-szigeteki pápaszemesmadár
Italian:
Occhialino gigante
Japanese (romaji):
onimejiro
Japanese:
オニメジロ
Lithuanian:
Palaujinis baltavokis
Dutch:
Reuzenbrilvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Storbrillefugl
Norwegian:
Storbrillefugl
Polish:
oliwniak
Portuguese:
olho-branco-de-palau
Russian:
Гигантская тахоу
Slovak:
okánik divnohlasý
Swedish:
jätteglasögonfågel
Ukrainian:
Рукія палауська
Chinese:
帕劳绣眼鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
巨繡眼鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Zostérops des Palau ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Zostérops des Palau ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 1st edition:
Palau White-eye ( Rukia palauensis)
Clements, version 2021:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 3rd edition:
Palau White-eye ( Rukia palauensis)
Clements 4th edition:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 6th edition:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements, version 2015:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements, version 2016:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements, version 2017:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements, version 2018:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Clements, version 2019:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
eBird version 1.50:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
eBird version 1.52:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
eBird version 1.53:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
eBird version 1.54:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
eBird version 1.55:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
eBird version 2015:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
eBird version 2016:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
eBird version 2017:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
eBird version 2018:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
eBird version 2019:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
eBird version 2021:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Palau White-eye ( Rukia palauensis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Palau White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Giant White-eye ( Rukia palauensis)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Rukia palauensis
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Rukia palauensis
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Rukia palauensis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Giant White-eye ( Megazosterops palauensis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rukia palauensis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megazosterops palauensis

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: zostèrops de les illes Palau
Czech: Kruhoocko palauské, kruhoočko palauské
Danish: Stor Brillefugl
German: Bronzebrillenvogel, Bronze-Brillenvogel
English: Giant White eye, Giant White-eye, Large Palau White-eye, Palau Greater White-eye, Palau White-eye
English, HBW: Giant White-eye
English (IOC): Giant White-eye
English (United States): Giant White-eye
Esperanto: Bronza megazosteropso
Spanish: Anteojitos de las Palaos, Anteojitos de Palaos, Ojiblanco Palú
Spanish (Spain): Anteojitos de las Palaos
Spanish (HBW): Giant White-eye
Finnish: palaunrilli, Palausaartenrilli
French: Zostérops des Palau, Zostérops géant
Croatian: palauska bjelooka
Hungarian: palau-szigeteki pápaszemesmadár
Italian: Occhialino di Palau, Occhialino gigante
Japanese (romaji): onimejiro
Japanese: オニメジロ, オニメヂロ
Scientific: Cleptornis palauensis, Megazosterops palauensis, Rukia palauensis
Lithuanian: Palaujinis baltavokis
Dutch: Reuzenbrilvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Storbrillefugl
Norwegian: Storbrillefugl
Palauan: Charmbedel
Polish: okularowiec oliwkowy, oliwniak
Portuguese: olho-branco-de-palau
Portuguese (Portugal): olho-branco-de-palau
Russian: Бронзовая рукия, Гигантская тахоу
Slovak: okánik divnohlasý
Swedish: jätteglasögonfågel, Större glasögonfågel
Turkish: Palau gözlükçüsü
Ukrainian: Рукія палауська
Chinese: 帕劳绣眼鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 巨繡眼鳥

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