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Malaita White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Zosterops stresemanni


13.5 cm. The only White-eye on Malaita.

  • Olive-green top and side of head and upperparts
  • Slight fuscous wash on crown
  • Ash-grey lores
  • Bare area around eye, no white eyering
  • Blackish-brown flight-feathers and tail, broadly margined pyrite-yellow
  • Pale olive-green yellow on throat, breast and flanks, faintly barred; becoming yellow on belly and undertail-coverts

Sexes similar. Juvenile undescribed.


Endemic to Malaita Island, eastern Solomon Islands.
Uncommon to fairly common in its small range.


This is a monotypic species.


Found in gardens, scurb, primary forest and secondary growth.
Occurs from sea-level up to 1100m.


No information about breeding, diet or movements.


  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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