White-eyes are distributed widely in sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. In Africa four polytypic species occur on the continent, with one species extending its range to Yemen. The Gulf of Guinea islands support an endemic genus and several species. In the Indian Ocean white-eyes are found in Mauritius, RĂ©union, Comoros, Aldabra, Madagascar, and Seychelles. On the Asian continent they occur from

Pakistan and Afghanistan in the west to the Amur River in the north. In the Pacific they occur on Japanese islands in the north to New Zealand in the south. Practically all wooded islands of the Asia-Pacific region support white-eye populations, which extend eastward to Samoa. They have been introduced to Hawaii (Zosterops japonica), Tahiti (Z. lateralis), and Pulo Luar in the Cocos-Keeling Group (Z. natalis).

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