French: Zostérops à ventre citron German: Molukkenbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos ventrilimón
Banda Archipelago, Banda Sea
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. c. chloris
Bonaparte, 1850 – Mayu I (halfway between Sulawesi and Halmahera), Schildpad Is (N of Misool), Tujuh (off N Seram), Banda, Manuk, Seram Laut, Tayandu, Kai, Taam (off Kai), and outliers of Aru Is (Babi, Karang, Enu).
Z. c. mentoris
Meise, 1952 – NC Sulawesi. Recently discovered population in SE Sulawesi provisionally assigned to this subspecies#R.
Z. c. flavissimus
E. J. O. Hartert, 1903 – Tukangbesi Is, off SE Sulawesi.
Z. c. intermedius
Wallace, 1864 – E & S Sulawesi, Dodepo I, Kabaena, Muna, Butung, small islands in Flores Sea (Tanakeke, Selayar, Tanahjampea, Kalao, Bonerate, Kalaotoa, Madu), and C Lesser Sundas (Sumbawa, Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Palu, Besar, Sabolan Besar, Solor#R, Pantar#R).
Z. c. maxi
Finsch, 1907 – Karimata Is (off W Borneo), islets S & E of Belitung, islands in Bay of Jakarta (Seribu Is), Karimunjawa Is, Gili (off Bawean I), Laut Kecil Is, Kangean Is, Menjangan (off NW Bali), Nusa Penida, and Lombok.
11–12 cm; 9–14 g. Nominate race has base of forehead and supraloral line almost pure yellow, eyering white, lores and streak below eyering dusky, ear-coverts... read more
Song a weak, though rich and beautiful jumbled mixture of rapid high-pitched musical seesawing and... read more
Secondary forest and open woodland, scrub, mangroves, strand forest and coastal thickets,... read more
Food and feeding
Varied. Fruits from banyan tree Ficus benjamina, and Eugenia trees, also from shrub Lantana camara and herb ... read more
On Sulawesi Jan–Feb in C, Sept–Apr (possibly throughout year) in S, Sept–Oct on Muna and Butung; Sept in Java and Apr... read more
Resident; some local movement. On Menjangan (off NW Bali) some post-breeding movement in dry season... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common. Locally abundant, e.g. Tanahjampea I, Madu I, Besar I, outliers of Aru Is, Taam; most common bird species on Butung... read more
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