White-eye
White-eye White"-eye`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small Old World singing of the genus {Zosterops}, as {Zosterops palpebrosus} of India, and {Zosterops c[oe]rulescens} of Australia. The eyes are encircled by a ring of white feathers, whence the name. Called also {bush creeper}, and {white-eyed tit}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • white-eye — [hwīt′ī΄, wīt′ī΄] n. any of a family (Zosteropidae) of small passerine birds of SE Asia, S Africa, Australia, etc., usually having rings of white feathers around the eyes …   English World dictionary

  • White-eye — Taxobox name = White eyes image width = 250px image caption = Silvereye ( Zosterops lateralis ), adult (right) and juveniles regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri familia = Zosteropidae… …   Wikipedia

  • white-eye — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. a. : silvereye b. : white eyed vireo c. : white eyed duck a 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • white-eye — /ˈwaɪt aɪ / (say wuyt uy) noun any of the numerous small, chiefly tropical, singing birds of Australia, southern Asia and some Pacific islands, constituting the family Zosteropidae, most species of which have a ring of white feathers round the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • white-eye — /hwuyt uy , wuyt /, n., pl. white eyes. any of numerous small, chiefly tropical Old World songbirds of the family Zosteropidae, most of which have a ring of white feathers around the eye: several species are endangered. Also called silver eye.… …   Universalium

  • white-eye — noun a small songbird with a ring of white feathers around the eye. [Zosterops and other genera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • White-eye (disambiguation) — White eye can refer to: *White eye (Zosteropidae), a large family of birds. *White eye (fish) (Oxyzygonectes dovii), a species of fish. *White eye mutation, a mutation in Drosophila melanogaster linked to the X chromosome, found by reciprocal… …   Wikipedia

  • White-chested White-eye — Taxobox name = White chested White eye regnum = Animalia status = CR status system = iucn2.3 image caption = White chested White eye (John Gould artwork) image width = 250px phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • White-breasted White-eye — Taxobox name = White breasted White eye status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Zosteropidae genus = Zosterops species = Z. abyssinicus binomial = Zosterops… …   Wikipedia

  • White-throated White-eye — Taxobox name = White throated White eye status = DD | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Zosteropidae genus = Zosterops species = Z. meeki binomial = Zosterops meeki binomial… …   Wikipedia

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