327. Zosterops japonica

327. JAPANESE WHITE-EYE.
ZOSTEROPS JAPONICA.
Zosterops japonica, Temm, and Schleg. Faun. Jap. Aves. p. 57, pl. 22 (1850) ; Gadow, Cat. B. Br. Mus. ix. p. 160 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 168.
Mejiro, Japan.
Male ad. (Japan). Upper parts grass-green ; wings and tail disky externally margined with grass-green ; lores and forehead somewhat yellower than the back ; a white ring round the eye, and a dusky spot in front of and below the eye ; throat and fore neck sulphur-yellow ; breast and flanks vinous brown ; abdomen whitish, under tail-coverts yellow. Culmen 0.6, wing 2.32, tail 1.65, tarsus 0.7 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. Japan.
Frequents woods, groves and gardens, and is found both in the hills and on the plains. In its general habits it is lively and active. Its nest is constructed of moss and lichens, lined with horse-hair, and is placed on a bush or low tree from 4 to 6 feet from the ground, and the eggs, which are deposited in April, May, and June, from 3 to 4 in number, are unspotted bluish white, measuring about 0.65 by 0.49.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
327. Zosterops japonica
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
327
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
221
Common name: 
Japanese White Eye
M_ID: 
25475
M_CN: 
Japanese White-eye
M_SN: 
Zosterops japonicus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10448

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