Species of Thailand

Chestnut-flanked white-eye

Zosterops erythropleurus, Robert Swinhoe, 1863

(In Thai: นกแว่นตาขาวสีข้างแดง)

The chestnut-flanked white-eye (Zosterops erythropleurus) is a bird in the family Zosteropidae. The species was first described by Robert Swinhoe in 1863. It is migratory, breeding in Manchuria and migrating to central China, the province of Yunnan and northern Southeast Asia in the winter. It is the most migratory species of white-eye. It breeds in poplar, alder and willow forests, thickets and groves, and winters in deciduous and evergreen forests, usually above 1000 m.

Description

It is 10.5 cm in length and has a distinct chestnut patch on its flanks. The bill base and lower mandible may be pinkish. Its underparts are whiter. The similar Japanese white-eye is pale brown on its flanks.

Habitat

It is found in forests, and prefers rather deep mixed and coniferous forests.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Winter visitor

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Non-breeding visitor

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Zosteropidae
Genus
Zosterops
Species
Zosterops erythropleurus

Common names

  • Thai: นกแว่นตาขาวสีข้างแดง

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Chestnut-flanked white-eye, Zosterops erythropleurus in Thailand
Range map of Zosterops erythropleurus in Thailand