Family White-eyes (Zosteropidae)

Vulnerable

Annobon White-eye (Zosterops griseovirescens)


Taxonomy

French: Zostérops d’Annobon German: Annobonbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Annobón
Taxonomy:

Zosterops griseovirescens

Bocage

, 1893,

Annobón

.

Closely related to Z. ficedulinus and Z. feae. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Annobón I (Pagalu), in Gulf of Guinea.

Descriptive notes

12 cm; two birds 11 g. Top of head and upperparts are greyish-olive, with paler side of crown, sometimes a narrow creamy pale green to lemon-yellow supraloral line;... read more

Voice

Song remarkably melodious, a pleasant, quiet warble of indefinitely jumbled notes derived from... read more

Habitat

Woody vegetation of all types, from moist forest, dry Steganthus/Lannea forest,... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly small insects, especially ants (Formicidae); also small seeds. In pairs and in flocks of up to ten individuals. Forages from... read more

Breeding

Laying Oct–Feb. Nest a small, neat, closely woven and quite robust cup of fine grass and vegetable fibres, placed among small twigs... read more

Movements

Sedentary.  

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restrictedrange species: present in Annobón EBA. Abundant. Total population guessed at 7000–9000 individuals. The dominant bird species on the tiny... read more

Recommended citation

van Balen, B. (2017). Annobon White-eye (Zosterops griseovirescens). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/60226 on 22 September 2017).