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Lophozosterops

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Heleia is a genus of birds in the white-eye family Zosteropidae. One species, the spot-breasted heleia is restricted to the island of Timor.[1] The pygmy white-eye is endemic to the island of Borneo.[2] The thick-billed heleia, occurs on Flores and Sumbawa.[3]

The genus Heleia was introduced in 1865 by the German ornithologist Gustav Hartlaub to accommodate the spot-breasted heleia.[4] The name is from Ancient Greek eleia, an unidentified small bird mentioned by the Greek scholar Callimachus.[5]

The genus contains ten species:[6]

References

  1. ^ van Balen, B. (2017). Spot-breasted White-eye (Heleia muelleri). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/60249 on 27 March 2017).
  2. ^ Myers, Susan (2016). Birds of Borneo (2nd ed.). London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 266. ISBN 978-1-4729-2444-5.
  3. ^ van Balen, B. (2017). Thick-billed White-eye (Heleia crassirostris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/60250 on 27 March 2017).
  4. ^ Hartlaub, Gustav (1865). "Monographischer Versuch über die Gattung Zosterops". Journal für Ornithologie (in German). 13 (73): 1–30 [26].
  5. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 187. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  6. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (January 2021). "Sylviid babblers, parrotbills, white-eyes". IOC World Bird List Version 11.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
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Lophozosterops: Brief Summary

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Heleia is a genus of birds in the white-eye family Zosteropidae. One species, the spot-breasted heleia is restricted to the island of Timor. The pygmy white-eye is endemic to the island of Borneo. The thick-billed heleia, occurs on Flores and Sumbawa.

The genus Heleia was introduced in 1865 by the German ornithologist Gustav Hartlaub to accommodate the spot-breasted heleia. The name is from Ancient Greek eleia, an unidentified small bird mentioned by the Greek scholar Callimachus.

The genus contains ten species:

Mees's white-eye (Heleia javanica) Grey-hooded white-eye (Heleia pinaiae) Pygmy white-eye (Heleia squamifrons) Mindanao white-eye (Heleia goodfellowi) Streak-headed white-eye (Heleia squamiceps) Cream-browed white-eye (Heleia superciliaris) Crested white-eye (Heleia dohertyi) Spot-breasted heleia (Heleia muelleri) Thick-billed heleia (Heleia crassirostris) Yellow-ringed white-eye (Heleia wallacei)
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