French: Zostérops jaunâtre German: Philippinenbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos amarillento
Other common names:
Valencia, Negros, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. n. meyleri
McGregor, 1907 – Camiguin Norte (N of Luzon), in extreme N Philippines.
Z. n. aureiloris
Ogilvie-Grant, 1895 – N & NW Luzon.
Z. n. innominatus
Finsch, 1901 – NE & C Luzon.
Z. n. luzonicus
Ogilvie-Grant, 1895 – SE Luzon (Mt Mayon, Sorsogon) and Catanduanes.
Z. n. mindorensis
Parkes, 1971 – N Mindoro (recorded from N slope of Mt Halcon).
Z. n. nigrorum
Tweeddale, 1878 – Cresta de Gallo, Masbate, Ticao, Caluya, Panay and Negros.
Z. n. richmondi
McGregor, 1904 – Cagayan (Cagayancillo), in Sulu Sea W of Negros.
Z. n. catarmanensis
Rand & Rabor, 1969 – Camiguin Sur.
10·8–12 cm; 6–9·2 g. Male nominate race has band on forehead and lores bright yellow; blackish spot (sometimes absent) in front of white eyering,... read more
Series of “pi-it tit” or “sit-it si-it” or “sip-it sip-it”,... read more
Forest, forest edge, second growth, clearings and lower storeys of dipterocarp forest, isolated... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects, and berries and other tiny fruits. Forages in flocks of up to 20 individuals; often one of the core species in mixed flocks... read more
Birds with enlarged gonads in Jan on Negros and late Mar in S Luzon; also recorded in May, with no locality given. No other information... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout most of range; common to abundant on Luzon. Status of races meyleri (confined to Camiguin Norte) and richmondi... read more
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