227. Zosterops aureiventris

227. Zosterops aureiventris.

Hume's White-eye.

Zosterops lateralis, Temm., Hartlaub, Journ. f. Orn. 1865, p. 15 ; Tweedd. Ibis, 1877, p. 303; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 452; id. Cat. no. 631A (nec Lath.). Zosterops palpebrosa (Temm.), apud Bl. &; Wald. Birds Burm. p. 110, part. Zosterops auriventer, Hume, S. F. vi, p. 519 (1878); viii, pp. 163, 497 ; Oates, B. B. i, p. 344 ; Gadow, Cat. B. M. ix, p. 163; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2), v, p. 592. Zosterops buxtoni, Nicholson, Ibis, 1879, p. 167.

Coloration. Resembles Z. palpebrosa. Differs in having a broad yellow band down the middle of the abdomen and a shorter tail. The tail is seldom more than 1.4 in Length and never exceeds 1.5. The greenish-yellow margins to the tail-feathers are reduced in extent and sometimes quite absent.

Distribution. I have examined specimens of this species from the Karen hills and Karennee procured by Wardlaw Ramsay, and others from Tavoy collected by Davison. I did not procure it in Pegu.

This bird extends down the Malay peninsula to the islands of Sumatra and Java.

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: 
227. Zosterops aureiventris
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
227
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
215
Common name: 
Humes White Eye
M_ID: 
25496
M_SN: 
Zosterops palpebrosus auriventer
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
311

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