French: Zostérops de Semper German: Semperbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de las Carolinas
Other common names:
Caroline Islands White-eye
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. s. semperi
Hartlaub, 1868 – Palau Is.
Z. s. owstoni
E. J. O. Hartert, 1900 – Chuuk (high islands within the atoll: Weno, Udot, Fefan, Fana, Dublon, Uman and Fanabeguets), in EC Caroline Is.
Z. s. takatsukasai
Momiyama, 1922 – Pohnpei I, in E Caroline Is.
10 cm. Nominate race has forehead, crown and upperparts yellowish-tinged olive to olive-green, yellow to dirty white supraloral area, narrow dusky streak running from gape to... read more
No song described. High clear whistles “tee dee, tee dee, tee dee-dee-dee”, or squeaky... read more
Variety of forest and scrub habitats.
Food and feeding
Small insects. Forages in pairs and small flocks, sometimes with Z. finschii or Z. cinereus. Seeks food in foliage of... read more
Breeds Feb–Mar in Palau (nominate race), and nests found throughout year in Chuuk (owstoni). Nest thinly woven of grass,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Palau EBA and in East Caroline EBA. Widespread and common (but less common than Z. finschii) throughout... read more
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