French: Zostérops des Bonin German: Boninbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de las Bonin
Other common names: Bonin Honeyeater, Apalopteron
Boninsima = Muko-jima, north Bonin Islands.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. f. familiare
(Kittlitz, 1830) – N & C Ogasawara (Bonin) Is (on Muko-jima and Chichi-jima). Probably extinct#R.
A. f. hahasima
Yamashina, 1930 – S Ogasawara (Bonin) Is (Haha-jima, Mukô-jima, Hira-shima, Ane-jima, Imôto-jima and Mei-jima).
12–14 cm; 15 g. Nominate race has yellow head with golden crown and distinctive triangular black eye patch which extends in thin line to well-defined black forehead;... read more
Song, rarely heard (given almost exclusively during 20–30 minutes before sunrise), rather... read more
Found almost everywhere on Haha-jima, despite clearance of native forest: mountain and valley... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly soft fruits, such as papaya (Carica), Acacia farnesiana, bananas (Musa), mulberry (Morus) and... read more
Mar–Jun, mostly May, 1 record Feb, and young being fed by adults in Aug; sometimes double-brooded. Mating system little known, but... read more
Post-breeding dispersal throughout most of range, and in non-breeding season found almost... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. It has been downlisted from Vulnerable following evidence that its population is larger than previously... read more
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