French: Zostérops becfigue German: Fahlbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Príncipe
hilly parts of Príncipe
Príncipe I, in Gulf of Guinea.
10·5 cm. Nominate race has narrow buffish-white supraloral line, black band through lores, narrow but conspicuous white eyering; above, dark olive-green, washed... read more
Powerful dawn song a monotonous and insistent, rapid series of 3–6 burry “ptirrr” notes, last note... read more
On São Tomé dense primary and degraded rainforest from sea-level to 1000 m, mainly... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and berries. In pairs, family parties, and flocks of up to 20 individuals; often in mixed flocks with speirops (Speirops... read more
Laying from Sept onwards, and fledglings seen in Feb. Nest a neat open cup slung under forked twig; clutch 3–5 eggs. No other... read more
Resident; possibly some local movement on São Tomé.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restrictedrange species: present in Sâo Tomé EBA and in Príncipe EBA. Rare to locally uncommon. Has declined seriously on Príncipe,... read more
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