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South Pare White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Zosterops winifredae

Identification

11·5–12 cm (4½-4¾ in)

  • Grey belly
  • Pale yellow forehead
  • Bluish-grey sides
  • Yellow undertail-coverts with a greenish tinge
  • Black bill

Similar Species

Kikuyu White-eye, which has lighter upperparts, more yellow on the forehead, lighter and less blue-grey on the sides.

Distribution

Africa: found in North East Tanzania (South Pare Mountains)

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Sometimes regarded as subspecies of African Yellow White-eye

Habitat

Found at forest edges in tree-heath habitat, also in forest clearings.

Behaviour

Diet

Little is known about their diet. It is thought to be similar to that of Kikuyu White-eye, which would mean small berries, figs, papaw pulp, with the addition of invertebrates, particularly aphids and some nectar.

Breeding

There is no information available.

References

  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). South Pare White-eye (Zosterops winifredae), 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.brrwhe10.01

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