Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Vulnerable

South Pare White-eye (Zosterops winifredae)


Taxonomy

French: Zostérops des Pare German: Parebrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos serrano de las Pare
Taxonomy:

Zosterops winifredae

W. L. Sclater

, 1934,

Chome, in forest in the South Pare Mts, at 6200 ft [c. 1890 m], Usambara, Tanzania

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Usually treated as conspecific with Z. poliogastrus, but see comments under that species. Differs from poliogastrus by its duller and less extensive yellow throat (2); bluish-grey vs buffy-grey flanks (2); duller and less extensive yellow undertail-coverts (2); and shorter wing (allow 2); from Z. kaffensis by its duller yellow throat (1); grey vs olive-green flanks (3); narrow whitish vs broad yellow mid-belly (3); narrower yellow (and orange-tinged) forehead (ns[1]); and slightly shorter wing (allow 1); from Z. kulalensis by its less extensive yellow on throat (1); narrow white vs narrow yellowish belly (2); duller and less extensive yellow undertail-coverts (2); and shorter bill, wing and tail (allow 2); from Z. kikuyuensis by its less extensive (orange-tinged) yellow forehead (2); duller yellow throat (ns[1]); grey vs olive-green flanks (3); narrow whitish vs strong yellow belly (3); narrower white eyering (mensural character; 2); and notably shorter tail (allow 2); from Z. silvanus by its orange-tinged yellow vs green forehead (2); yellower throat (1); paler grey flanks (1); whiter central belly (ns[1]); much narrower eyering (3); and somewhat shorter tail (allow 1); from Z. eurycricotus by its orange-tinged yellow vs green forehead (2); grey vs olive-green flanks (3); narrow whitish vs narrow yellow belly (2); much narrower eyering (3); and notably shorter tail (2); and from Z. mbuluensis by its its duller yellow throat (1); grey vs olive-green flanks (3); narrow whitish vs broad yellow mid-belly (3); narrower eyering (1); and shorter tail (at least 1). Recent research suggests most of these taxa are also vocally distinct from one another#R, but work needed to assess levels of divergence. Monotypic.

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Distribution:

S Pare Mts, in NE Tanzania.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). South Pare White-eye (Zosterops winifredae). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/1343964 on 20 August 2019).