Gray-hooded White-eye

Gray-hooded White-eye / Lophozosterops pinaiae

Gray-hooded White-eye

Here the details of the Gray-hooded White-eye named bird below:

SCI Name:  Lophozosterops pinaiae
Protonym:  Oreosterops pinaiae Bull.Br.Orn.Club 31 p.5
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Zosteropidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gyhwhe1
Type Locality:  Gunung Pinaia, central Ceram.
Publish Year:  1912
IUCN Status:  


(syn. Heleia Ϯ Crested White-eye H. dohertyi) Gr. λοφος lophos  crest; genus Zosterops Vigors & Horsfield, 1826, white-eye; "Lophozosterops gen. nov.   A series of a pretty little bird from the mountain of Tambora cannot, without violence, be united with any genus known to us.  I am, therefore, obliged to create a new genus for its reception.  In its wing-formula it agrees best with Zosterops, to which genus it seems most nearly allied.  The nasal aperture is covered from above with a strong operculum, the beak rather strong and stout.  Tail shaped as in Zosterops.  Tarsus distinctly, though only about 4 mm., longer than middle toe with claw, and covered with seven or eight strongly marked scutellae.  Wing longer than tail.  Plumage soft and full, as in Zosterops.  Eye surrounded by a narrow ring of white feathers.  Head with a full crest.  Coloration above olive, below yellow; crested top of head of different colour, i.e. blackish brown with white streaks.   Type: Lophozosterops dohertyi.   *15. Lophozosterops dohertyi sp. nov.  ...  Hab. Volcano of Tambora [Sumbawa], 1000 to 3000 feet high." (Hartert 1896).

Gūnūng Pinaia (= Mt. Binaiya), Ceram, Moluccas.