Javan Grey-throated White-eye

Indonesia : Opior Jawa

Scientific name : Lophozosterops javanicus Horsfield, 1821. Synonim : Sylvia Javanica  

Forms a superspecies with L. goodfellowi and L. squamiceps. Races appear to intergrade; also, a individual with characters typical of nominate race has been found within area occupied by frontalis. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • frontalis (Reichenbach, 1852) – extreme W Java (Mt Karang, Mt Salak, Mt Gede-Pangrango).
  • javanicus (Horsfield, 1821) – Java except extreme W and extreme E.
  • elongatus (Stresemann, 1913) – extreme E part of Java (Mt Ijen) and Bali.

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