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White-eyes (Zosteropidae)

Rota White-eye (Zosterops rotensis) - HBW 13, p. 447

French: Zostérops de Rota German: Rotabrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de la Rota

Taxonomy: Zosterops semperi rotensis Takatsukasa and Yamashina, 1931, Rota Island, in Northern Marianas.
Forms a superspecies with Z. conspicillatus, Z. semperi and Z. hypolais; 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: Rota I, in Northern Mariana Is.

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