French: Zostérops de la Réunion German: Réunion-Grünbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos oliváceo de Reunión
Other common names:
Madagascar; error = Reunion
11 cm; 7·7–11·4 g. Dark white-eye with relatively long, decurved bill. Above, is dull dark olive-green, with blackish head and striking white eyering,... read more
Song a loud warble with “tu” and “tchip” notes interspersed. Contact call a... read more
Natural forest at higher altitude (except cloudforest in W), scrub-forest, heath. Scarce at 500 m... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar preferred; also insects commonly and regularly eaten. Various sweet fruits taken in captivity, and sap-feeding from ... read more
Jun–Jan. Clutch 2–3 eggs, pale blue-green. No other information.
Descends to lower elevations between Mar and May, but does not roam widely in lowlands. As... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Réunion EBA. Still reasonably common. Has become very rare in lowlands since 1920s, and has declined in... read more
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