230. Zosterops siamensis

230, Zosterops siamensis.

The Siamese White-eye.

Zosterops siamensis, Blyth, Ibis, 1867, p. 31; Walden, Ms, 1876, p. 350, pl. x, fig. 1; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 375; Hume, Cat. no. 631 quat.; Oates, S. F. x, p. 228 ; id. B. B. i, p. 343 ; Gadow, Cat. B. M. ix, p. 180; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v, p. 592. Zosterops austeni, Walden, in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 111 (1875); Hume, S. F. v, p. 56; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 376; Hume, Cat. no. 631 quint.

Coloration. Lores and a small patch under the eye black; a circle of feathers round the eye white; the whole plumage yellow, brightest below; wings and tail dark brown, each feather edged externally with yellow, narrowly on the primaries, broadly on the secondaries, and the yellow occupying nearly the whole of the tertiaries.

Iris light reddish brown ; bill horn-colour, plumbeous at the base of the lower mandible and at the gape ; mouth flesh-colour ; feet and claws light plumbeous.

Length 4.2 ; tail 1.6 ; wing 2 ; tarsus .55; bill from gape .52.

Distribution. Southern Pegu, about the towns of Rangoon and Pegu; Karennee; Tenasserim, from Thatone to Amherst and Muleyit mountain; also Siam and Cochin China.

Habits, &c. This bird is found in forests and densely-wooded gardens in the tops of high trees. It goes about in flocks and has a low twittering note.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
230. Zosterops siamensis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Siamese White Eye
Zosterops palpebrosus siamensis
Vol. 1

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