Zosterops simplex, Robert Swinhoe, 1861
Swinhoe's white-eye (Zosterops simplex) is a bird species in the family Zosteropidae. It is found in east China, north Vietnam, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
This species was formerly treated as a subspecies group of the warbling white-eye (Zosterops japonicus) but based on the results of a molecular phylogenetic study published in 2018, it was promoted to species rank.
There are five subspecies:
Z. s. simplex R. Swinhoe, 1861 – east China, Taiwan and extreme northeast Vietnam
Z. s. hainanus Hartert, 1923 – Hainan (off southeast China)
Z. s. erwini (Chasen, 1935) – coastal Thai-Malay Peninsula, lowland Sumatra, Riau Islands, Bangka Island, Natuna Islands and lowland west Borneo
Z. s. williamsoni Robinson & Kloss, 1919 – Gulf of Thailand coast and west Cambodia
Z. s. salvadorii Meyer, AB & Wiglesworth, 1894 – Enggano Island (west Sumatra)
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Category / Seasonal Status
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
BCST Seasonal statuses:
Resident or presumed resident Non-breeding visitor
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Zosteropidae Genus Zosterops Species Zosterops simplex
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Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen Borabue District, Maha Sarakham Bueng Khong Long Non-Hunting Area Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Phu Kha National Park Doi Suthep - Pui National Park Fang District, Chiang Mai Huai Nam Dang National Park Kaeng Krachan National Park Kanthararom District, Sisaket Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham Khao Yai National Park Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Khun Chae National Park Khun Tan District, Chiang Rai Klaeng District, Rayong Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Chan District, Chiang Rai Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Mae Sot District, Tak Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Mae Wong National Park Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Nan District, Nan Mueang Nong Khai District, Nong Khai Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai Mueang Tak District, Tak Nam Nao National Park Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Pha Daeng National Park Pha Hin Ngam National Park Phan District, Chiang Rai Phu Chi Fa Forest Park Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Kradueng National Park Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Suan Sai National Park San Sai District, Chiang Mai Taksin Maharat National Park Thung Salaeng Luang National Park Range map of Zosterops simplex in Thailand
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