French: Zostérops à sourcils German: Gelbbrauen-Brillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos cejiamarillo
Other common names: White-browed White-eye, Yellow-browed White-eye, Eyebrowed Heleia
E. J. O. Hartert, 1897,
south Flores, Lesser Sundas.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
H. s. hartertiana
(Rensch, 1928) – mountains of Sumbawa, in W Lesser Sunda Is.
H. s. superciliaris
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1897) – mountains of Flores, in WC Lesser Sunda Is.
13 cm. Nominate race has crown and upperparts dull olive-green, forehead and anterior part of crown tinged with fuscous; lores and broad superciliary stripe extending well... read more
Nominate race gives rapid series of fairly high-pitched, bubbling, sometimes almost trilled,... read more
Mainly primary upper montane semi-evergreen rainforest; also casuarina (Casuarina) forest... read more
Food and feeding
No details of diet. Usually in small groups, occasionally in larger parties, once a flock of 56 observed on Flores; often joins mixed-... read more
Courtship feeding in Sept on Flores, and fledgling in Nov. A nest believed to belong to this species consisted mainly of narrow strips of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Northern Nusa Tenggara EBA. Common on Flores; thought to be much rarer on Sumbawa, but in recent survey found to... read more
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