French: Zostérops de Vanikoro German: Vanikorobrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de Vanikoro
Lavaka, Vanikoro, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands
Vanikoro, in S Santa Cruz Is (SE Solomons).
12–13 cm. Plumage is citrine above, with slightly bronze tinge on uppertail-coverts; secondaries and rectrices dark grey brown to fuscous with citrine outer fringes... read more
Calls include quiet buzzing “vruh”, sometimes repeated in quick succession, and a loud... read more
Common in old-growth upland forest between 350 m and 750 m; localized in coastal forest and... read more
Food and feeding
Food insects and small fruits. Regularly forages on tree trunks, and investigates bunches of dead leaves and undersides of branches.... read more
Nest found in early Nov. Possibly a co-operative breeder. One nest found, a deep bowl made from tightly woven fine grass stems and other... read more
Resident; some local (seasonal) elevational movements can be expected.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Vanuatu and Temotu EBA. Common above 700 m, where recorded density of 25 individuals in 1·5 ha; much less... read more
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