Pemba white-eye

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Pemba white-eye
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Genus: Zosterops
Species: Z. vaughani
Binomial name
Zosterops vaughani
Bannerman, 1924

The Pemba white-eye (Zosterops vaughani) is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It is endemic to Tanzania.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and dry savanna.

History[edit]

The Pemba white-eye derives its scientific name, Zosterops vaughani, from John Henry Vaughan, after whom it was named.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Zosterops vaughani". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Nancy M Taylor, ed. (1924). "Zosterops vaughani". Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 44: 41. Retrieved 2014-08-20. Named in honour of Mr. John H. Vaughan, of the Colonial Civil Service, who has very kindly presented the type to the National Collection.