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Megazosterops palauensis

Rukia palauensis


13·5–14 cm

  • Pale supercillium
  • Heavy bill


Found on the Palau Archipelago (Babelthuap, Urukthapel and Peleliu) in the Pacific.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Formerly placed in genus Rukia.


Limestone forests, introduced tangan-tangan thickets.



The diet consists of insects such as ants, caterpillars, nectar and fruit.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)
  3. BirdLife International

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