(synZosterops Ϯ Black-capped Speirops Z. lugubris) Gr. σπειρα speira  circle, coil; ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  eye; "[Nomina veteranorum] *200. Zosterops lugubris HARTL.  [Nomina recentiorum] Speirops lugubris (HARTL.)  [Tab.] CCCCLXII. [Icon.] 3306" (Reichenbach 1852).  Var. Spirops.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 10 December 2018).