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Robust White-eye - BirdForum Opus

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Zosterops strenuus



It was a mainly green bird, around 7.6cm long, with a white belly and yellow throat.

This species was vulnerable to predation from the Black Rat Rattus rattus, which was introduced by man in 1918. Although once common, the bird was extinct by 1923.


It was endemic to Lord Howe Island, east of Australia.


Now usually considered a subspecies of Slender-billed White-eye.


Lowland forests.


Its nests were loosely-constructed and cup-shaped built from palm fibre and dried grasses, which were sometimes found in shrubs overgrown with vines.

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