semantics of common names #1 - silvereye/whiteeye

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Subject: semantics of common names #1 - silvereye/whiteeye
From: "Cas and Lisa (also Silvia, Max & Viveka) Liber" <>
Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 20:39:52 +1000
I find the term 'silvereye' so much more aesthetically pleasing to the ears
than white-eye - pity they weren't all called thus. Shame all the australian
species got lumped really..... (anyone for a petition to rename all
Zosterops spp. Silvereyes??)

Though I suppose overseas people might think a 'silvereye' was related to a

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