French: Zostérops doré German: Goldbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos dorado
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
Saipan and Aguijan, in S Northern Mariana Is.
14 cm; 20·2 g. Unmistakable. Head is yellow to orange, with narrow pale eyering; back yellowish-green, wing and tail feathers fringed orange-yellow; golden orange-... read more
Song described as an extended rambling warble, sounding like “séé mé-can... read more
Understorey of wide variety of wooded and semi-open habitats, including strand forest and suburban... read more
Food and feeding
Generalized diet. Mostly berries with hard pits, which are swallowed whole; also fruits of Momordica (also seeds), Premna... read more
Nests found in all months except Nov; song and food-begging observed throughout year, but apparently not during protracted dry season. Nest... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Mariana Islands EBA. Confined to Saipan (122 km²), where it is abundant, with population was estimated at 71,... read more
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