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Yellowish White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Golden-yellow White-eye; Golden-green White-eye

Subspecies aureiloris
Photo © by Dave 2x
Bangkong Kahoy Valley, Luzon, Philippines, June 2013
Zosterops nigrorum


10·8–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)

  • Yellow band across forehead and lores
  • Blackish spot (not always present) in front of white eyering


South-east Asia: found only in the Philippines.


There are eight subspecies recognized[1]:

  • Z. n. meyleri
    • Camiguin Norte
  • Z. n. aureiloris
    • Mountains of northern Luzon
  • Z. n. sierramadrensis
    • Cagayan Province on southern Luzon
  • Z. n. luzonicus
    • Southeastern Luzon and Catanduanes
  • Z. n. nigrorum
    • Masbate, Negros, Ticao, Panay, and Caluya
  • Z. n. mindorensis
    • Mindoro
  • Z. n. catamarensis
    • Camiguin Sur
  • Z. n. richmondi
    • Cagayancillo Island, Sulu Archipelago


Subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests.[2]



Their diet consists of small insects, fruit and berries.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2019)
  3. BirdLife International 2008. Zosterops nigrorum. In: IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 13 September 2009

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