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Meratus White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Zosterops meratusensis


Overall a dull olive-green bird with slightly more yellow on throat and undertail area. White eye-ring is narrowly broken in front by a blackish loral stripe. Above this is a bright yellow supraloral giving a spectacled look to the head.


Meratus Mountains, South Kalimantan, southeastern Borneo.


This is a monotypic species[1].

This is a newly described species (2022).


Above 1200 m asl in montane forest.


Frequently in groups and may join mixed species flocks.


Sings a series of short, high pitch notes with a warbling quality, that ends with increased speed and reduced pitch.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Eaton, JA, B van Balen, NW Brickle, FE Rheindt 2021. Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago (Greater Sundas and Wallacea), Second Edition. Lynx Editions. ISBN978-84-16728-44-2

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