White-eyes (Zosteropidae)

Splendid White-eye (Zosterops luteirostris) - HBW 13, p. 463

French: Zostérops de Gizo German: Gizobrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de la Gizo
Other common names: Gizo/Hartert’s White-eye

Taxonomy: Zosterops luteirostris E. J. O. Hartert, 1904, Gizo, Solomon Islands.
Forms a superspecies with Z. griseotinctus, Z. rennellianus, Z. vellalavella, Z. splendidus and Z. kulambangrae, possibly with Z. murphyi also a member of same group. Close to Z. splendidus and sometimes considered conspecific, but differs in plumage and morphology; approaches Z. vellalavella in some characters (colours of mantle and bill). Monotypic.

Distribution: Gizo (Ghizo), in WC Solomon Is.