Protonym: Oreosterops pinaiae Bull.Br.Orn.Club 31 p.5
Taxonomy: Passeriformes / Zosteropidae / Lophozosterops
Taxonomy Code: gyhwhe1
Type Locality: Gunung Pinaia, central Ceram.
Publish Year: 1912
IUCN Status: Least Concern
(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.
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
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