French: Zostérops des Louisiade German: Louisiadenbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de las Luisiadas
G. R. Gray
Duchateau Island, Louisiade Archipelago
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. g. eichhorni
E. J. O. Hartert, 1926 – Nissan (Green Is), E of Bismarcks; and islands of Vitiaz Strait (Crown, Long, Tolokiwa), between New Britain and New Guinea.
Z. g. ottomeyeri
Stresemann, 1930 – Nauna (E Admiralty Is).
Z. g. longirostris
E. P. Ramsay, 1879 – Rogeia I (Heath I), in Milne Bay (off extreme SE tip of New Guinea); Bonvouloir Group (East I and Hastings I), in W Louisiade Archipelago; and Alcester I (between Woodlark I and Louisiades).
Z. g. griseotinctus
G. R. Gray, 1858 – WC & C Louisiade Archipelago in Conflict Group (Panasesa Is), Deboyne Group (Panapompom Is), Renard Is and Misima.
Z. g. aignani
E. J. O. Hartert, 1899 – Kimuta I, in C Louisiade Archipelago.
Z. g. pallidipes
De Vis, 1890 – Rossel, in E Louisiade Archipelago.
11–12·5 cm; 14 g. Nominate race has well-developed white eyering interrupted at front by darker spot, dusky loral line continuing as streak to half-way under eye... read more
Following details refer to race eichhorni. Song a somewhat monotonous, fairly rapid series... read more
Forest edge, secondary growth and probably forest.
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits, especially figs (Ficus), ripe papaya (Carica) and berries; also insects, nectar and some seeds. Gleans... read more
Recorded in Aug in N of range (race eichhorni). Cup-shaped nest loosely made from rootlets, fibres, fine grasses, sometimes moss... read more
Resident; at least some races, such as eichhorni, are highly vagile.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in New Britain and New Ireland EBA and in Louisiade Archipelago EBA. Very abundant on Nissan I, where probably most... read more
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