French: Zostérops à calotte noire German: Schwarzstirn-Brillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos capirotado
Mount Singgalang, central-west Sumatra
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. a. viridicatus
Chasen, 1941 – N Sumatra (Leuser Mts, in Aceh; region of Berastagi, in Sumatera Utara).
Z. a. atricapilla
Salvadori, 1879 – C & S Sumatra; N, NE & SE Borneo (Mt Kinabalu, Mt Mulu, Batu Patap, Ulu Sabai, Tutoh; upper Kayan region; Meratus Mts).
9·5–10 cm; 8·5–11 g (viridicatus). Nominate race has forecrown, forehead, area around eyering, and submoustachial region black, white... read more
Loud twinkling series of calls (race viridicatus); nominate race has trembling call note,... read more
Upper hill forest and lower montane forest, ascending into upper montane bush and alpine ericaceous... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, grubs, fruits, nectar. Fruits taken include those of mistletoes (Loranthaceae), wild raspberry (Rubus), small... read more
Birds in breeding condition recorded in Apr, adult carrying nesting material in May and fledgling in Jun in Sumatra; nest with young in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Bornean Mountains EBA and in Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia EBA. Locally very common on high mountain tops in... read more
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