Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Rennell White-eye (Zosterops rennellianus)


Taxonomy

French: Zostérops de Rennell German: Rennellbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de la Rennell
Taxonomy:

Zosterops rennelliana

Murphy

, 1929,

Rennell, Solomon Islands

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Sometimes considered conspecific with Z. griseotinctus. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Rennell, in SE Solomon Is.

Descriptive notes

c. 12 cm; 12–17 g. Plumage is olive-green above, with little or no yellow on forehead and above lores; lores greenish dusky, eyering no more than a narrow area of... read more

Voice

Song and call different from those of congeners, approaching voice of Woodfordia superciliosa... read more

Habitat

Forest, especially forest edge; less common in regrowth and scrub.  

Food and feeding

Insects, e.g. locusts (Orthoptera), also spiders (Araneae), small seeds, and variety of fruits smaller than 0·8 cm (including ... read more

Breeding

Few data. Cup-shaped nest 2·5–5 cm in diameter, built from dead leaves and moss woven together, much live green moss on... read more

Movements

Not known.  

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Rennell and Bellona EBA. Common and widespread within range. The only white-eye on Rennell, where it is one of... read more

Recommended citation

van Balen, B. (2017). Rennell White-eye (Zosterops rennellianus). 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/60199 on 23 October 2017).