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Aldabra White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Zosterops aldabrensis


10–12 cm (4-4¾ in)

  • Olive back
  • Yellow face, throat and undertail-coverts
  • White underparts
  • White eyering, broken by blackish loral line

Juvenile: plumage is greener than the adults, eyering has a yellow tinge. Eye is greyish


Indian Ocean, north of Madagascar in the Aldabra and Astove islands.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Aldabra White-eye was formerly included in Malagasy White-eye


Rich beach vegetation and dense woodland.


Their main diet consists of insects, fruits, seeds, and nectar. But there is little other information available.

They forage in mixed species flocks.


They construct an open cup nest from leaves, small twigs, grass, and bark. It is thought the clutch contains 2-3 eggs.


Song: tyee tyee TYOU tyee tyee TYOU tyee TYOU, rather similar to the Malagasy White-eye


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Moura, N. and P. F. D. Boesman (2020). Aldabra White-eye (Zosterops aldabrensis), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.aldwhe1.02

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GSearch checked for 2020 platform.