Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Malaita White-eye (Zosterops stresemanni)


French: Zostérops de Malaita German: Malaitabrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Malaita

Zosterops stresemanni


, 1931,

Malaita, Solomon Islands


Affinities unclear. Monotypic.


Malaita I, in E Solomon Is.

Descriptive notes

13·5 cm; male 22·2 g, female 21·7g. Has top and side of head and upperparts olive-green, very slight fuscous wash on crown; lores ash-grey, area around... read more


Song very melodious, like that of a thrush (Turdidae); single-note call, typical of genus.


Gardens, scrub, primary forest, secondary growth; sea-level to 1100 m.

Food and feeding

No information.


No information.


Not known.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Rare on coastal plain and uncommon to fairly common inland around Auki in 1990s-2004. In mid-... read more

Recommended citation

van Balen, B. (2019). Malaita White-eye (Zosterops stresemanni). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 20 August 2019).