French: Zostérops minute German: Ameisenbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos menudo
E. L. Layard
Lifou, Loyalty Islands
Lifou I, in C Loyalty Is.
10–11 cm; male 8·9 g, female 7·6 g. Has forehead and supraloral region yellowish, lores and narrow streak below eye blackish-grey, broad white eyering... read more
Call a mournful “tee-oou”, typical of genus.
Forest edge, low shrubs, native villages and gardens.
Food and feeding
Insects, in particular ants (Formicidae), also caterpillars, grubs, beetles (Coleoptera) etc.; also seeds, fruits. Fruits eaten said to be... read more
Breeds throughout greater part of year, but rarely from Feb to late May; probably several broods. Nest said to be typical of genus, but no... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in New Caledonia EBA. Very common on Lifou, where the most abundant of the three white-eye species present. Rather... read more
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