Sangkar White-eye Zosterops melanurus

Panji G. Akbar and Bas van Balen
Version: 2.0 — Published June 18, 2020


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Sangkar White-eye.

Entire head (excluding front, lore, and eye-ring), back, rump, and wing-coverts olive-green. Front and entire underparts bright yellow (slightly brighter on throat and vent). White eye-ring, with black loral line extending from base of the mandible to just below the eye-ring. Tail feathers entirely blackish brown.

Sangkar White-eye (presumably subspecies buxtoni).

Smaller, and slightly darker and greener above than nominate. Chin, throat, and upper breast bright yellow as in nominate, but remainder of underĀ­parts pale grayish-white, with very distinct yellow median streak on the underparts.

Sangkar White-eye (presumably subspecies buxtoni).
Sangkar White-eye (presumably subspecies melanurus).

Entire breast, belly, and vent bright yellow, slightly larger, and more yellow on upperparts compared to buxtoni.

Sangkar White-eye (presumably subspecies melanurus).

Recommended Citation

Akbar, P. G. and B. van Balen (2020). Sangkar White-eye (Zosterops melanurus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.sanwhe2.02