French: Zostérops de Rota German: Rotabrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Rota
Other common names:
Rota Bridled White-eye
Zosterops semperi rotensis
Takatsukasa and Yamashina
Rota Island, in Northern Marianas
Rota I, in Northern Mariana Is.
10 cm; 10 g. Has top of head and upperparts greenish-yellow, forehead and supraloral region tinged bright yellow, narrow white eyering; auriculars concolorous with upperparts... read more
Reported as having complex song, but no further details. Calls with rolling chirps, similar to but... read more
Wet native forest of primarily tall trees at c. 400–490 m (occasionally down to 200 m) on... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages mostly on small branchlets in outer tree crown; gleans insects from leaves. Lives in family groups or extended families in... read more
Breeds Dec–Aug, in both dry and wet seasons, thus possibly throughout year. Nest cup-shaped, mean external height 40 mm, diameter 59... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in Mariana Islands EBA. Confined to Sabana Plateau region of Rota I, where once (e.g. 1945) common and widespread,... read more
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