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Australian Yellow White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Photo by tcollins
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, March 2006

Alternative name: Canary White-eye

Zosterops luteus


Bright yellow, white eye ring, dark beak and legs.

This is one of several species locally known as Mangrove White-eye




There are 2 subspecies

  • Z. l. balstoni:
  • Z. l. luteus:
  • Coastal northern Australia (Kimberley to western Cape York Peninsula)


Mangroves, but moves out to forage in adjoining monsoon scrub, dense river-edge vegetation, coastal scrub, paperbark swamps and coastal gardens.


They are often found in company with 3-4 different types of honeyeaters


They feed on the native hibiscus on the shore line at dawn.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. BF Member observations

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