French: Zostérops du Karthala German: Karthalabrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Gran Comora
Other common names: Karthala White-eye, Grand Comoro White-eye, Comoro White-eye
A. Milne-Edwards and Oustalet, 1885,
Mt Karthala, on Grand Comoro (Ngazidja), in NW Comoro Is.
11·8 cm; 9·9 g. Has white eyering; olive-green top of head and upperparts, somewhat darker on upperwing and tail; throat and undertail-coverts yellow... read more
Song is a mellow warble, “fi, fi, fi, pi, pi, pyo, pyo”; typical mellow “fee fee... read more
Restricted to unstratified stunted woodlands (with canopy at 7–8 m), colonizing a recent lava... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded food items small purple berries, also some insects (e.g. caterpillars). No other information.
Of eleven males in Sept, ten were in breeding condition. One nest found, made of very fine grass, outside covered with moss, externally 85... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Comoro Islands EBA. Rare. In 1958 the species was still common, and even found in evergreen forest at 1700 m. In early 1980s... read more
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