Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Least Concern

Seram White-eye (Zosterops stalkeri)


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

Zosterops stalkeri


, 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.


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


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


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


No information.  


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 on 20 August 2019).