Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Enggano White-eye (Zosterops salvadorii)


French: Zostérops d’Enggano German: Salvadoribrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Enggano

Zosterops salvadorii

A. B. Meyer and Wiglesworth

, 1894,

Enggano Island


Relationships unclear. Formerly considered conspecific with Z. palpebrosus, or united with race auriventer of latter in a separate species with race tahanensis of Z. everetti. Monotypic.


Mega I and Enggano I (including tiny satellite island of Dua), off SW Sumatra.

Descriptive notes

10 cm. Top of head and upperparts are olive-green; white eyering fairly wide, interrupted at front by blackish spot, broad blackish loral line continuing as streak backwards... read more


Little information. Apparently similar to that of Z. palpebrosus.


Coconut groves and other lowland wooded areas.

Food and feeding

No information. Flock of six individuals seen on Mega I.


No information.


No information; presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Enggano EBA. Abundant in 1983. Confined to island of Enggano (444 km²), one of its satellite islets and the... read more

Recommended citation

van Balen, B. (2019). Enggano White-eye (Zosterops salvadorii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 20 August 2019).