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Alternative Names: Yap White-eye; Yap Rukia; Olive White-eye, Great Yap White-eye, and Olive-colored White-eye

Zosterops oleagineus


12·5–13 cm (5-5¼ in)

  • Olive-green
  • White eye-ring
  • Blackish loral line
  • Orange-yellow bill and legs


Forests of Yap (north-western Caroline Island) in Micronesia.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Placed in the genus Rukia by Howard & Moore.


All types of forests and woodland, including mangroves and dense jungles.



Little is known; they have been observed in pairs or small groups foraging at the tops of trees.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)
  3. van Balen, B. (2020). Yap White-eye (Zosterops oleagineus), 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.yapwhe1.01

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