White-eyes (Zosteropidae)

Black-masked White-eye (Lophozosterops goodfellowi) - HBW 13, p. 481

French: Zostérops de Goodfellow German: Mindanaobrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos Enmascarado
Other common names: Mindanao/Apo/Goodfellow’s White-eye

Taxonomy: Zosterops goodfellowi E. J. O. Hartert, 1903, Mount Apo, Mindanao, Philippines.
Forms a superspecies with L. squamiceps and L. javanicus; extremely close to black-faced races (frontalis and elongatus) of latter species. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • malindangensis (Mearns, 1909) - W Mindanao (Mt Malindang), in S Philippine Is.
  • gracilis Mees, 1969 - NE Mindanao (Mt Hilong-Hilong, in Diuata Mts).
  • goodfellowi (E. J. O. Hartert, 1903) - C & S Mindanao (Mt Kitanglad, Mt McKinley, Mt Apo, Mt Matutum, Mt Mayo).

  • Least Concern
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