French: Zostérops d’Annobon German: Annobonbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Annobón
Closely related to Z. ficedulinus and Z. feae. Monotypic.
Annobón I (Pagalu), in Gulf of Guinea.
12 cm; two birds 11 g. Top of head and upperparts are greyish-olive, with paler side of crown, sometimes a narrow creamy pale green to lemon-yellow supraloral line;... read more
Song remarkably melodious, a pleasant, quiet warble of indefinitely jumbled notes derived from... read more
Woody vegetation of all types, from moist forest, dry Steganthus/Lannea forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly small insects, especially ants (Formicidae); also small seeds. In pairs and in flocks of up to ten individuals. Forages from... read more
Laying Oct–Feb. Nest a small, neat, closely woven and quite robust cup of fine grass and vegetable fibres, placed among small twigs... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Annobón EBA. Abundant. Total population guessed at 7000–9000 individuals. The dominant bird species on the tiny... read more
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