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Mauritius Olive White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Mauritius White-eye

Zosterops chloronothos


10 cm. The upperparts are dull olive-green, the underparts paler. Yellow belly and vent. White eyering. Males and females are similar.


Mauritius Island. Critically endangered.


Formerly regarded conspecific with Reunion Olive White-eye as Olive White-eye, Zosterops olivaceus.


Evergreen bushes and forests.


2 pale eggs are laid in a cup-shaped nest which is well hidden in the foliage. Both parents incubate. Normally only one juvenile is reared, fledging in about 14 days.

Diet includes nectar and insects.

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