French: Zostérops de Principé German: Silberbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos plateado
Gabon; error = Príncipe.
Príncipe I, in Gulf of Guinea.
12·5–14 cm; two specimens 14·7 g and 14·9 g. Has pale grey forehead, crown and nape, dark grey lores, very narrow white eyering, whitish cheek and... read more
Possible song a repeated series of rattling, tuneless notes, or perhaps fast, sibilant “whee-... read more
Primary forest, but more commonly in forest regrowth, trees and bushes in farmland, and cocoa and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders (Araneae), berries, possibly nectar and other vegetable matter. In pairs, and in parties of up to 15 individuals, keeping... read more
Mainly Jun–Jul (hatching), but records also of nest-building in Jan and laying in Sept. Nest a delicate lossely woven open cup 9 cm... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Príncipe EBA. Frequent to common but somewhat local. In 1970s was... read more
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