228. Zosterops simplex

228. Zosterops simplex.

Swinhoe's White-eye.

Zosterops simplex, Swinhoe, P. Z.S. 1863, p. 203; id. Ibis, 1863, p. 294; Hartl. Joum. f. Orn. 1865, p. 13; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 403; id. Cat. no. 631 B ; Styan, Ibis, 1887, p. 227. Zosterops palpebrosa (Temm.), apud Hume, S. F. iii, p. 143; apud Oates, S. F. x, p. 227; id. B. B. i, p. 342.

Coloration. Resembles Z. palpebrosa. Differs in having the whole upper plumage olive-green instead of golden yellow. The dimensions of the two species are the same.

Distribution. I procured a few specimens of this bird in Lower Pegu round the town of Pegu, and it is probably this species that Feilden obtained at Thayetmyo. Blanford records it from East Nepal (J. A. S. B. xli, pt. 2, p. 157). It is found throughout Southern China.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
228. Zosterops simplex
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
228
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
215
Common name: 
Swinhoes White Eye
M_ID: 
25483
M_SN: 
Zosterops japonicus simplex
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
312

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