Wild Birds

Mukojima White-eyes

The Mukojima White-eyes (Apalopteron familiare familiare) is the extinct nominate subspecies of the Bonin White-eye. Previously, it was considered to be part of the Honeyeater family and as such was known as the Mukojima Honeyeater.

Former Range

It occurred on Muko-jima and Nakodo-jima in the northern group of the Ogasawara Islands located south of Tokyo, Japan.

The last record was specimens taken in January 1930 on Muko-jima. By that time, this species had already disappeared from Nakodo-jima.

Further Reading


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