French: Zostérops de Malaita German: Malaitabrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Malaita
Malaita, Solomon Islands.
Affinities unclear. Monotypic.
Malaita I, in E Solomon Is.
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
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
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