White-eyes (Zosteropidae)

Plain White-eye (Zosterops hypolais) - HBW 13, p. 448

French: Zostérops hypolaïs German: Schlichtbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos Liso

Taxonomy: Zosterops hypolais Hartlaub and Finsch, 1872, Yap, Caroline Islands.
Forms a superspecies with Z. rotensis, Z. conspicillatus and Z. semperi; all formerly considered conspecific, but differ in plumage, vocalizations and behaviour, and treatment as separate species supported by DNA-DNA hybridization and analyses of mitochondrial DNA. Monotypic.

Distribution: Yap I, in extreme W Caroline Is.

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