French: Zostérops hypolaïs German: Schlichtbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos liso
Other common names: Plain White-eye, Yap White-eye
Hartlaub and Finsch, 1872,
Yap, Caroline Islands.
See comments under Z. rotensis. Monotypic.
Yap I, in extreme W Caroline Is.
10 cm. Rather nondescript white-eye with pale eye; crown feathers often ruffled, creating big-headed profile. Plumage is greenish-grey above, slightly more greenish on crown... read more
Song of short, chirping phrases, “chee-twee-chulip…” and so on, slower than... read more
Wide variety of habitats, from forest canopy to grassy fields; at edge of jungle is usually... read more
Food and feeding
No details of diet. Forages in small flocks, but not so conspicuous and noisy as other members of genus. Flocks often feed in grass less... read more
One nest found, woven from grasses, suspended c. 3 m above ground in fork of tree at edge of dense forest. No other information. read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Yap Islands EBA. Widespread and common on Yap, where 2–15 individuals... read more
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