Conducting research on this zosterops, von Hügel believed he had discovered a new species which he hoped to name ‘Zosterops Gordoni‘ in honour of Governor Gordon. The name was not retained as the species was already known.
Rewa River, Viti Levu, Fiji. Collected by A. von Hügel, 28 June 1875. Cambridge University Museum of Zoology, 27/zos/11/p.l