French: Zostérops d’Everett German: Everettbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Everett
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. e. wetmorei
Deignan, 1943 – SC continental Thailand (Khao Yai National Park#R) and peninsular Thailand (S to Trang); probably also S Myanmar (Tenasserim).
Z. e. tahanensis
Ogilvie-Grant, 1906 – extreme S Thailand (Yala), Peninsular Malaysia, and Borneo (Sabah, and locally C, E & S Kalimantan).
Z. e. boholensis
McGregor, 1908 – Samar, Calicoan, Biliran, Leyte and Bohol, in EC Philippines.
Z. e. everetti
Tweeddale, 1878 – Cebu, in C Philippines.
Z. e. siquijorensis
Bourns & Worcester, 1894 – Siquijor, in SC Philippines.
Z. e. basilanicus
Steere, 1890 – Dinagat, Siargao, Camiguin Sur, Mindanao and Basilan, in S Philippines.
Z. e. mandibularis
Stresemann, 1931 – Sulu Archipelago (Jolo, Tawitawi, Sanga-Sanga, Bongao, Papahag).
Z. e. babelo
A. B. Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1895 – Talaud Is (Karakelong and Salibabu), S of Philippines.
11–11·5 cm; 7·8–12 g. Nominate race has forehead and supraloral region yellow, lores dusky, white eyering of average width interrupted at front by... read more
Song in Philippines a rather complex series of metallic whistles of 8–13 notes, loud and... read more
Low thick brush, evergreen forest, forest edge on mountain slopes, also secondary growth and scrub... read more
Food and feeding
Generalist; eats fruits (e.g. of Macaranga), tiny insects, caterpillars (on Albizia) and nectar (e.g. of Rhodamnia... read more
Season Feb–Sept in Philippines (e.g. Jun on Cebu, Apr on Bohol, Sept on Jolo, Jul on Bongao), and Feb–Jul in Malay Peninsula;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in Thailand; fairly common and sufficiently abundant over a wide altitudinal stretch of montane forest in Peninsular Malaysia; common on... read more
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