French: Zostérops de Fernando Po German: Braunbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Fernando Póo
Other common names: Fernando Po Speirops
Formerly placed in Speirops (see Zosterops, above). Monotypic.
Pico Basilé (Mt Malabo), on NC Bioko.
13–13·5 cm; 14–18·5 g. Has top of head dark brown, darkest on crown, pale narrow line at base of upper mandible, reddish tinge on nape and hindneck... read more
No song described. Various calls include frequently uttered soft “peep” and rapid “trik-trik-trik”... read more
Open areas and clearings in fairly open lichen (not moss) forest, montane heathland scrub, and tree... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including hairless caterpillars 10–25 mm long; also berries and seeds. In groups of 3–5 individuals, sometimes up to... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Oct and Dec. No other information.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restrictedrange species: present in Cameroon Mountains EBA. Common on higher slopes. The commonest bird species in 50-km² area of lichen forest on Mt Malabo... read more
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