Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Black-fronted White-eye (Zosterops chrysolaemus)


French: Zostérops de Salvadori German: Neuguineabrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos carinegro

Zosterops chrysolaema


, 1876,

Monte Arfak


Hitherto treated as part of Z. atrifrons or Z. minor; differs from latter in characters given under that species. Proposed race tenuifrons (from Wau, in Morobe district of E New Guinea) synonymized with chrysolaemus; and pallidogularis (from Fergusson I, in D’Entrecasteaux Is) considered indistinguishable from delicatulus. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • Z. c. chrysolaemus Salvadori, 1876 – mountains of Vogelkop (Tamrau Mts, Arfak Mts, Fakfak Mts), S watershed of New Guinea, and Herzog Mts E to Hydrographer Range.
  • Z. c. gregarius Mayr, 1933 – NE New Guinea (Huon Peninsula).
  • Z. c. delicatulus Sharpe, 1882 – S slopes of mountains of SE New Guinea (E to Milne Bay), and D’Entrecasteaux Is (Goodenough I, Fergusson I).
  • Descriptive notes

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    Recommended citation

    del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2018). Black-fronted White-eye (Zosterops chrysolaemus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 January 2018).