Timaliidae (Zosteropidae) gen. & sp.

Large White-eye
(Gen. sp.)

syn. -


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.


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