French: Zostérops des Bismarck German: Schwarzkopf-Brillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de las Bismarck
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Subspecies and Distribution
Z. h. admiralitatis
Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1914 – Manus White-eye – Manus I (Admiralty Is), in Bismarck Archipelago.
Z. h. ultimus
Mayr, 1955 – islands of New Hanover and New Ireland (Bismarcks).
Z. h. hypoxanthus
Salvadori, 1881 – Bismarck White-eye – Umboi I, New Britain, Watom I and Mioko I (Duke of York).
10·5–11·5 cm; 7·6–13 g. Nominate race has top and side of head, including cheek, black, white eyering of moderate width; upperparts yellowish... read more
Tinkling song reminiscent of that of a bushlark (Mirafra), given from top of bush. Calls... read more
Forest, forest edge, secondary forest and partly cleared and regrowth areas, gardens, plantations.... read more
Food and feeding
Small food items: various seeds, tiny fruits, and insects (e.g. caterpillars). Singly, in pairs or, especially in dry season, in small... read more
Nominate race breeds in most months, but mainly during early wet season (Oct–Dec) and again in latter part (Apr–May); juveniles... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Admiralty Islands EBA and in New Britain and New Ireland EBA. Nominate race on New Britain fairly common at 800... read more
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