Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Near Threatened

Togian White-eye (Zosterops somadikartai)


French: Zostérops des Togian German: Togianbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de las Togian

Zosterops somadikartai

Indrawan et al.

, 2008,

Malenge, in Togian Islands




Togian Is (Malenge, Talatakoh and Batudaka)#R, in N Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

c. 11 cm. Has forehead and forecrown (to above eye) and lores black, bare fleshy eyering dark slaty grey with some tiny white feathers (visible only at extremely close range... read more


Song a thin sweet warble, similar to that of Z. atrifrons but less modulated; twittering... read more


Low bushes near mangroves, gardens, coconut groves, secondary scrub (e.g. Lantana) in... read more

Food and feeding

Insects, including caterpillars, gleaned from branches and beneath leaves. Forages in pairs or small flocks of up to five individuals;... read more


No information.


No information; presumed sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not assessed. Very poorly known; described only recently. Believed to be uncommon and localized. Although apparently tolerant of habitat disturbance, considered to merit... read more

Recommended citation

van Balen, B. (2019). Togian White-eye (Zosterops somadikartai). 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).