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Zosterops erythropleurus

Zosterops erythropleurus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Sylvioidea
Familia: Zosteropidae
Genus: Zosterops
Species: Zosterops erythropleurus

Name

Zosterops erythropleurus Swinhoe, 1863

Vernacular names
Internationalization
English: Chestnut-flanked White-eye
Suomi: Ruskokylkirilli

Reference

Ibis p.294,note

The chestnut-flanked white-eye (Zosterops erythropleurus) is a bird in the family Zosteropidae. The species was first described by Robert Swinhoe in 1863. It is migratory, breeding in Manchuria and migrating to central China, the province of Yunnan and northern Southeast Asia in the winter. It is the most migratory species of white-eye. It breeds in poplar, alder and willow forests, thickets and groves, and winters in deciduous and evergreen forests, usually above 1000 m.

Description

It is 10.5 cm in length and has a distinct chestnut patch on its flanks. The bill base and lower mandible may be pinkish. Its underparts are whiter. The similar Japanese white-eye is pale brown on its flanks.

Habitat

It is found in forests, and prefers rather deep mixed and coniferous forests.

References

BirdLife International (2012). "Zosterops erythropleurus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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