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Photo © by David Free
Christmas Island, Australia, 7 March, 2022

Alternative name: Christmas White-eye

Zosterops natalis


11-13 cm

  • Dull green upperparts
  • Greyish-white underparts
  • White eye ring
  • Dull brown primaries, secondaries and tail, edged green
  • Black lores
  • Pale yellow undertail coverts
  • Chestnut iris (grey in juvenile)
  • Black bill
  • Grey lower mandible


Christmas Island, (east Indian Ocean). Introduced Cocos (Keeling) Island.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Moist lowland forests and shrubland. Also found in residential areas.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International

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