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Zosterops lacertosus

Woodfordia lacertosa


15-16 cm.

  • Narrow white eyering
  • Off-white lores and feathers below eye created the image of a large eyering
  • Umber-brown upperparts, more rufous-brown on tail and upperwing
  • Cinnamon-buff underparts with olive wash, particulary on throat
  • Brown eye
  • Straw-coloured bill
  • Straw-coloured or light yellow legs

Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed.

Similar species

Bare-eyed White-eye has a different head pattern, a smaller bill and a less brown appearance.


Endemic to Ndeni in Santa Cruz Islands (North of Vanuatu, Solomon Islands).
An uncommon to fairly common restricted-range species.


This is a monotypic species.
May form a superspecies with Bare-eyed White-eye.


Moist lowland forests, forest edge and secondary growth.


Seen feeding on fruits. Forages in pairs slowly in canopy and middle storey of forest. No other information.
No information about breeding.


  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. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2008. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553453

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GSearch checked for 2020 platform.