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Golden-bellied White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Little Kai White-eye; Little Kei White-eye; Kai Kecil White-eye

Photo by Rob Hutchinson
Little Kai, South Moluccas, Indonesia, September 2007
Zosterops uropygialis



  • Partly bare skin around eye, no white eyering
  • Fuscous cap on forehead and loral region
  • Bright yellowish-citrine upperparts
  • Blackish-brown primaries and tail feathers with broad yellow-citrine edges
  • Bright yellow throat and underparts
  • Tinged yellow flanks

Sexes similar. Juveniles undescribed.

Similar species

Similar to Pearl-bellied White-eye but whole forehead dusky (not yellow), eyering barely indicated and underside bright yellow.


Endemic to Kai Kecil island, Indonesia.
A scarce to rare restricted-range species.


This is a monotypic species.
It's sometimes considered conspecific with Pearl-bellied White-eye and forms a superspecies with it.


Forest. Also cleared land with some scattered trees.


Usually recorded in pairs or small groups. Forages in the canopy.


No information on diet.


No information about breeding.


A sedentary species.


  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. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2008. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553453

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