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Grey-hooded White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Grey-hooded Ibon; Grey-hooded Heleia; Grey-hooded Dark-eye; Binaia Heleia

Heleia pinaiae

Lophozosterops pinaiae


14 cm (5½ in)

  • Olive-grey head and neck
  • Brownish tinge on crown and ear-coverts


Tree-fern forests of Seram, (southern Moluccas) Indonesia


This is a monotypic species[1].


Montane fern forest at heights between 1100–2450 m.



Their diet consists of insect larvae, berries and fruit. Usually singly or in pairs; they sometimes feed in mixed flocks at lower elevations.


  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. van Balen, B. (2021). Gray-hooded White-eye (Heleia pinaiae), version 1.1. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.gyhwhe1.01.1

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