French: Zostérops à dos vert German: Waldbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos dorsiverde
G. R. Gray
Nu, New Caledonia
New Caledonia, including I of Pines (off SE coast), and S Loyalty Is (Maré).
11·5–12·5 cm; 8·5–12 g. Has lores and streak under eye blackish-grey, fairly broad white eyering broken at front by loral line; top and side... read more
Song a rapid jumbled warble of short warbles and whistles. Call a thin repeated "see". read more
Mainly primary forest, also native gardens and open glades; from lowlands into mountains, but less... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; fruits e.g. papaya (Carica papaya), and berries, especially those of introduced Lantana. Towards end of breeding... read more
Aug–Oct, perhaps to Jan or later; possibly double-brooded. Nest a beautiful structure of soft rootlets, hair, feathers, cobweb and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in New Caledonia EBA. Common and widespread in New Caledonia, perhaps especially S part; common also on Mar... read more
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