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Kilimanjaro White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Mick Harris
Simba Farm Lodge,West Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 29 November 2017
Zosterops eurycricotus


11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)

  • Broad white eyering
  • Yellow supraloral stripe
  • Green crown and upperparts
  • Green cheeks and breast
    • Yellowish belly and undertail-coverts


Africa: found in North Tanzania (Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Arusha regions)


This is a monotypic species[1]. This species was previously included in the Broad-ringed White-eye complex. .


They are mostly found in highland forests and at forest edges.



There is nothing known about their diet, and it is presumed their foraging behaviour is similar to Kikuyu White-eye.


There is no information on breeding.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. del Hoyo, J., N. Collar, and G. M. Kirwan (2020). Kilimanjaro White-eye (Zosterops eurycricotus), version 1.0. 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.brrwhe8.01

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