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Bonin Island Honeyeater/White-eye (1 Viewer)

Sally Conyne

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Hello All

Can someone direct me to recent genetic work regarding this species, particularly work that indicates it is actually a white-eye?

I'd also be interested in any thoughts about this bird based on observations.

Thanks,

Sally Conyne
Rushland, PA
 
Sally,

I'm not aware of any recent genetic work, eg van Balen 2008 (HBW 13) doesn't reference any recent studies.

But van Balen, Dickinson 2003 (H&M 3), and Inskipp et al 1996 (OBC checklist) reference Springer et al 1995 (Molecular evidence that the Bonin Islands "Honeyeater" is a white-eye).

Richard
 
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The Reference by Springer et al. is mentioned on page 851 in HBW 13

Sally,

I'm not aware of any recent genetic work, eg van Balen 2008 (HBW 13) doesn't reference any recent studies.

But van Balen, Dickinson 2003 (H&M 3), and Inskipp et al 1996 (OBC checklist) reference Springer et al 1995 (Molecular evidence that the Bonin Islands "Honeyeater" is a white-eye).

Richard
 
Can someone direct me to recent genetic work regarding this species, particularly work that indicates it is actually a white-eye?

Kawakami et al (2008) recently studied intraspecific variation in this species, based on partial mitochondrial control region (d-loop) sequences, and morphology.

This work did not address the relationships of Apalopteron, but the sequences they identified can rather easily be aligned with published homologous sequences from other species, including several Zosterops. What this produces is in attachment.

Cheers,
Laurent -
 

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