French: Zostérops de Pemba German: Pembabrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Pemba
Pemba I and adjacent coral islets, off NE Tanzania.
10–10·5 cm. Has prominent black loral spot and very narrow (c. 1 mm) and inconspicuous white eyering; broad yellow on forehead, extending to above lores and eye... read more
Song high-pitched and sweet, “seweet-sureeteet-trwerila-eeta-eet” or “weet, su-... read more
Woody vegetation: mangrove forest, bushland, thickets on coral rag (rubbly limestone of ancient... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits and berries of Margaritaria discoidea, Antidesma venosum; particularly fond of fruits of wild mulberry (... read more
Aug–Mar, mainly Oct–Dec. Nest a small open cup of fine grass or palm fibres, placed 1–3 m above ground in branches of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Pemba EBA. Abundant; one of the commonest bird species throughout its tiny range, including on coral islets... read more
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