Species of Thailand

Hume's white-eye

Zosterops auriventer, Allan Octavian Hume, 1878

(In Thai: นกแว่นตาขาวสีเหลืองปักษ์ใต้)

Hume's white-eye (Zosterops auriventer) is a bird species in the family Zosteropidae. It is found in upland areas of Myanmar, southern Thailand, the Malay Peninsula and Borneo.

This species was formerly treated as a subspecies of the Indian white-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus). Based on a study published as two articles in 2017, it was promoted to species rank. Included as subspecies are two taxa that were previously treated as subspecies of Everett's white-eye (Zosterops everetti).

There are four subspecies:

  • Z. a. auriventer Hume, 1878 – southeast Myanmar (Tenasserim Hills)
  • Z. a. tahanensis (Ogilvie-Grant, 1906) – central and south Malay Peninsula
  • Z. a. wetmorei (Deignan, 1943) – south Thailand, north Malay Peninsula
  • Z. a. medius Robinson & Kloss, 1923 – Borneo

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Category / Seasonal Status

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

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกแว่นตาขาวสีเหลืองปักษ์ใต้

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

No photo for this species yet

Range Map

Distribution map of Hume's white-eye, Zosterops auriventer in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Ko Tao
  • Mu Ko Phetra National Park
  • Mueang Ranong District, Ranong
  • Phi Phi Islands
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Thap Lan National Park
  • Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Zosterops auriventer in Thailand