Splendid White-eye (Zosterops luteirostris) - HBW 13, p. 463
Zostérops de Gizo
Anteojitos de la Gizo
Other common names: Gizo/Hartert’s White-eye
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.
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Two birds in a tree, preening each other. Locality Gizo Island, Western Province, Solomon Islands (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 14 October 2010 4 years ago 49 sec 4.9
A bird in a tree, eating fruits. Locality Gizo Island, Western Province, Solomon Islands (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 14 October 2010 4 years ago 48 sec 4.5