French: Zostérops de Murphy German: Kolombangara-Brillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Murphy
Other common names:
Kolombangara Mountain White-eye,
E. J. O. Hartert
Kolombangara, Solomon Islands
Kolombangara (New Georgia Group), in WC Solomon Is.
13–14 cm. Has very broad white eyering interrupted at front by darker loral line, lores pale greyish-yellow, faint dusky streak under eyering; rest of head and upper... read more
Song a very long (up to 5 seconds) high-pitched warble, not broken into distinct syllables, of... read more
Mossy cloudforest from 950 m (sometimes down to 660 m, even 350 m) to at least 1620m; overlaps... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, small fruits. In large flocks of 100 and more individuals, often in company of lorikeets (Psittacidae) and myzomelas (Myzomela... read more
One nest with two naked chicks in Oct, and birds with enlarged gonads in Oct–Nov. Nest a cup 5 cm deep and 5 cm across, woven from... read more
Resident. Daily movements downslope in morning and back uphill in mid-afternoon.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Common. The most abundant bird species in mountains of Kolombangara.
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