Timaliidae (Zosteropidae) gen. & sp.


 
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Large White-eye
(Gen. sp.)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Tonga: 'Eua

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
Subfossil remains of a large species of White-eye were found on the tongan island of 'Eua.Because this bird must have been much larger then any known species in the genus Zosterops, it could be inclded into a different, perhaps its own, genus.

The species has yet still not been scientifically named.

 
References:

- David W. Steadman: Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. University Of Chicago Press 2006