Chestnut-flanked white-eye

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Chestnut-flanked white-eye
Zosterops erythropleurus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Genus: Zosterops
Species: Z. erythropleurus
Binomial name
Zosterops erythropleurus
Swinhoe, 1863

The chestnut-flanked white-eye (Zosterops erythropleurus) is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It is migratory, breeding in Manchuria and migrating to central China, Yunnan and northern Southeast Asia in the winter. It is the most migratory species of white-eye. It breeds in poplar, alder and willow forests, thickets and groves, and winters in deciduous and evergreen forests, usually above 1000 m.


10.5 cm length. Distinct chestnut patch on flanks. Bill base and lower mandible may be pinkish. Underparts whiter. Similar species: Japanese White-eye is pale brown on flanks. Habitat: Forests, prefers rather deep mixed and coniferous.