French: Zostérops cendré German: Kosraebrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Kosrae
Other common names:
Grey-brown White-eye (when treated as conspecific with Z. ponapensis),
Grey White-eye (when treated as conspecific with Z. ponapensis and Z. finschii)
Kosrae, Caroline Islands
Kosrae, in E Caroline Is.
10–11 cm; one male 11·2 g (ponapensis). Nominate race is deep greyish-olive above, approaching mouse-grey on crown and upperwing-coverts; very narrow... read more
Calls like those of a sparrow (Passer) and calls reminiscent of those of tits (Paridae)... read more
Most vegetated habitats. On Pohnpei occurs at low altitudes in and around native gardens.
Food and feeding
Small, large-seeded berries, seeds, also insects. Takes food items from twigs and leaves in bushes and small trees. Moves about often in... read more
Fledglings being fed by parents in Feb on Kosrae (nominate); eggs in Aug, fledgling just out of nest in Mar, on Pohnpei. Two nests found on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in East Caroline Islands EBA. Common on both Pohnpei and Kosrae. May have declined on Pohnpei: encounter rates (... read more
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