Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Bare-eyed White-eye (Zosterops superciliosus)


Taxonomy

French: Zostérops de Woodford German: Woodfordbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Woodford
Taxonomy:

Woodfordia superciliosa

North

, 1906,

Rennell, Solomon Islands

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Rennell, in SE Solomon Is.

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm; 22·5–37 g. Has bare black lores and circumorbital skin bordered by white band which extends narrowly across lower forehead; otherwise dull... read more

Voice

Song, 30–10 minutes before dawn, seldom heard, soft and very quick, with narrow range around... read more

Habitat

Primary forest, forest edge, open woodland, second growth, gardens and coconuts, but not on very... read more

Food and feeding

Small insects, including caterpillars, also spiders (Araneae), also small land-snails. Many fruits taken, including Macaranga,... read more

Breeding

Oct–Nov. Nest cup-shaped, 50–75 mm in diameter, 50 mm deep, made from mostly dead and dry fine fibres, vines, twigs and coarse... read more

Movements

Not known.  

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Rennell and Bellona EBA. Very common and widespread. One of the three most common forest birds on the island, and... read more

Recommended citation

van Balen, B. (2017). Bare-eyed White-eye (Zosterops superciliosus). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/60234 on 21 November 2017).