Abstract

In describing Zostercps westernensis of Quoy and Gaimard in the "Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum," Dr. R. Bowdler Sharpe makes the following observations :— "An Australian specimen has been described, and it is extraordinary that a bird which seems to be widely distributed on that continent should so much have escaped notice, the only allusion to the species that I can find in Mr. Gould's work being a passage where he mentions that some specimens of Z. Coerulescens have the throat wax-yellow. It seems to be the Z. Westernensis (Q. & G.), a species re-instated in the system by Dr. Hartlaub (J. f. O. 1865) p. 20."

With a view of solving the mystery why so common a species should have been overlooked by most writers, I have given this subject my attention for the past two years, by careful observation and the collecting of a number of specimens of Zosterops found in the neighbourhood of Sydney.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
North, 1896, Rec. Aust. Mus. 2(7): 98–100
Author
Alfred J. North
Year
1896
Title
On the seasonal changes in the plumage of Zosterops caerulescens
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
2
Issue
7
Start Page
98
End Page
100
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.2.1896.1208
Language
English
Date Published
31 January 1896
Cover Date
31 January 1896
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
11 September 2009
Reference Number
1208
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