Yap Olive White-eye (Zosterops oleagineus) - HBW 13, p. 477
French: Zostérops de Yap
Spanish: Anteojitos de Yap
Other common names: Olive-coloured/Large Yap/Yap (Greater) White-eye, Yap Rukia
Taxonomy: Zosterops oleaginea Hartlaub and Finsch, 1872, Yap, Caroline Islands.
A fairly large, rather distinctive-looking taxon that has in the past been placed in a monotypic genus, Kubaryum, and was subsequently transferred to Rukia, where sometimes still retained; however, DNA-DNA hybridization data indicate that it belongs in present genus. Possibly most closely related to Z. semperi. Monotypic.
Distribution: Yap, in W Caroline Is.
- Near Threatened
- No sound recordings available yet