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Swinhoe's White-eye

Zosterops simplex Swinhoe, R 1861

Swinhoe's white-eye is a bird species in the family Zosteropidae. It is found in east China, north Vietnam, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. Source: Wikipedia

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  Zosterops simplex

Original description

  Swinhoe, R 1861

   Ibis (1) 3 (12) p. 331 (in text)

  Z[osterops] simplex


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  TSN: 916997

Geographic range:

  • 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)
  • Zosterops simplex williamsoni: southern Thailand and east coast of northern and central Thai-Malay Peninsula
  • Zosterops simplex erwini: coastal forests of the western and southeastern Thai-Malay Peninsula, of Sumatra, the Riau Islands, Bangka, and the Natuna Islands; population of coastal western Borneo provisionally assigned here, but possibly a distinct taxon
Swinhoe's White-eye
Zostérops de Swinhoe

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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Swinhoe's White-eye ( Zosterops simplex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Swinhoe's White-eye ( Zosterops simplex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Swinhoe's White-eye ( Zosterops simplex) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms

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English: Swinhoe's White-eye
French: Zostérops de Swinhoe
Scientific: Zosterops simplex, Zosterops simplex simplex

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