French: Zostérops à gorge jaune German: Goldkehl-Brillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos goliamarillo
Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. m. exiguus
Murphy, 1929 – Buka, Bougainville, Shortland Is and Choiseul, in N Solomon Is.
Z. m. metcalfii
Tristram, 1894 – Santa Isabel and San Jorge, in NC Solomons.
Z. m. floridanus
Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1901 – Florida Is, in EC Solomons.
11–11·5 cm; male 13·6 g, female 13·8 g. Nominate race has dusky lores, narrow white eyering broken before and behind eye (not easily seen in field... read more
Song fairly strong and loud, a pleasant but nondescript mix of 6–9 variably pitched notes.... read more
Primary forest, forest edge, secondary growth, gardens and open areas with trees; often present in... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits (e.g. Trema spp), grubs and insects. Usually in pairs and in parties of 3–5 birds, occasionally in flocks numbering... read more
Recorded Apr–Jun, also nestlings Nov–Jan and Apr and birds with enlarged gonads in Sept in N of range (race exiguus);... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Common to abundant through most of small range.
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