Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Bicoloured White-eye (Tephrozosterops stalkeri)


French: Zostérops de Stalker German: Kakopibrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos bicolor
Other common names: Rufescent White-eye, Rufescent Dark-eye

Tephras stalkeri


, 1910,

Gunung Karopi, central Seram




W & C Seram (Ahiolo and Manusela), in S Moluccas.

Descriptive notes

12–13 cm; male 17 g, female 20 g, unsexed 15–21 g. Plain white-eye with few obvious features. Plumage is rusty brown above, with slightly more rufous outer edges... read more


No information.  


Forest edge, in dense secondary growth and patches with epiphytes; scrub, edges of clearings; areas... read more

Food and feeding

Seeds, berries; insects, including beetles (Coleoptera). Singly and in twos, inconspicuous; often in mixed-species foraging flocks,... read more


Adult feeding young in Aug. No other information.  


Not known.  

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Seram EBA. Moderately common within its rather narrow altitudinal range.  

Recommended citation

van Balen, B. (2019). Bicoloured White-eye (Tephrozosterops stalkeri). 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 on 20 August 2019).