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Yellow-spectacled White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Yellow-ringed White-eye

Photo by mehdhalaouate
Sumba, Indonesia, November 2005
Heleia wallacei

Zosterops wallacei


11·5 cm (4½ in)

  • Orange-yellow forehead
  • Faint yellow supercilium
  • Brownish olive-green upperparts
  • Yellow crown and nape
  • Black spot in front of eye
  • Dark eyes
  • Greyish-blue legs


Indonesia: Lesser Sundas (Sumbawa, Flores, Komodo, Sumba and Lomblen)


This is a monotypic species[1]..


They are usually to be found in coastal savanna, as well as coffee and cashew plantations.



They feed in fruiting and flowering trees, but there is no information available about their diet.


They lay brown-spotted pale blue eggs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2017)

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