Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Seram White-eye (Zosterops stalkeri)


Taxonomy

French: Zostérops de Céram German: Serambrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Seram
Taxonomy:

Zosterops stalkeri

Ogilvie-Grant

, 1910,

Manusela, Seram

.

In past, often considered conspecific with Z. atrifrons, but differs from that species and from other presumed close relatives in bill morphology, plumage and voice. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Seram, in SE Moluccas.

Descriptive notes

c. 11 cm; 9–12 g. Has rather narrow white eyering interrupted at front by blackish spot; black on head extending over whole of crown and side of head (blackish ear-... read more

Voice

Songs and calls include series of rapidly repeated, sweet tinkling notes terminating with a few... read more

Habitat

Secondary forest; occurs at 100–850 m, where most abundant in mid-mountain regions; overlaps... read more

Food and feeding

Small seeds found as stomach contents. Not very gregarious, sometimes in small flocks; often in mixed-species foraging flocks, frequently... read more

Breeding

No information.  

Movements

Not known.  

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Seram EBA. Little-known species; appears to be fairly common. Hitherto recorded only in W & C parts of Seram... read more

Recommended citation

van Balen, B. (2019). Seram White-eye (Zosterops stalkeri). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/60186 on 20 August 2019).