Citrine White-eye

Zosterops semperi semperi

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

White-eyes (Zosteropidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

ZOSSEM

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Citrine White-eye has a very small range of less than 1,350 square kilometers. This white-eye species only occurs in forests and gardens on the islands of Palau, and Micronesia. Despite its small range, this common bird species is believed to have a stable population, and is not expected to decline in the near future. For this reason, it has been given a conservation rating of Least Concern by the IUCN.

SUMMARY

Overview

Citrine White-eye: Small, warbler-like bird, olive above, yellow below. Orange-brown eye with black line through eye and white spectacles. Sharp, slightly curved bill black above, orange below. Small to medium wings with black-gray on primaries and tertials. Short to medium tail has rounded tip. Sexes similar, juvenile like adult but duller.


Range and Habitat

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Citrine White-eye SONGS AND CALLS

Citrine White-eye QQ1

Soft "tee-dee" calls from a small flock.

Citrine White-eye QQ2

Calls from two birds in a mixed flock.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"tee dee, tee dee, tee dee-dee-dee"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Citrine White-Eyes were first described in 1868 in Palau by German ornithologist G. Hartlaub.
  • Nests built in Palau are occasionally placed on a thick branch, instead of being suspended between twigs. Clutches in Palau are typically two pale green eggs.
  • They are common and widespread on the main islands of Palau.
  • A group of white-eyes is collectively known as, a "ring" and a "spectacle" of white-eyes.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Chris Vest

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