French: Zostérops becfigue German: Fahlbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Príncipe
hilly parts of Príncipe
Príncipe I, in Gulf of Guinea.
10·5 cm; 7–8 g. Adult has narrow buffish-white supraloral line, black band through lores, narrow but conspicuous white eyering; above, dark olive-green, washed brownish, top... read more
Poorly known. No complex song has been recorded. Contact calls “prrrip, prrriip…”; flight calls... read more
In forest canopy and tallest trees in plantations in hilly interior.
Food and feeding
Insects and berries. In pairs, family parties, and flocks of up to ten individuals; often in mixed flocks with Z. leucophaeus,... read more
Lays from Sept onwards. Nest a neat open cup slung under forked twig; clutch 3–5 eggs. No other information.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Príncipe EBA. Population believed to be in ongoing decline and to number between 250 and 1000 individuals. Rare to... read more
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