Citrine White-eye

Zosterops semperi semperi




White-eyes (Zosteropidae)

Code 4


Code 6



Egg Color:


Number of Eggs:

2 - 5

Incubation Days:

11 - 12

Egg Incubator:

Both sexes

Nest Location:

Nest is built in a tree 6 to 30 feet above ground.

Nest Material:

Small twigs and grass.





Citrine White-eye: Small, warbler-like bird, olive above and yellow below. Orange-brown eye with black line through the eye and prominent white spectacles. Sharp, very slightly curved bill black above, orange below. Small to medium wings with black-gray edging to primaries and tertials. Short to medium tail with slightly rounded tip. Sturdy, brown-gray legs and feet. Feeds on small insects by gleaning them from the foliage of bushes and trees.

Breeding and Nesting

Citrine White-eye: Two to five white eggs are laid in a small, cup-shaped nest constructed with small twigs and grass. The nest is built in a tree anywhere from 6 to 30 feet above the ground, and is lined with soft materials. Incubation is carried out by both sexes for 11 to 12 days.

Foraging and Feeding

Citrine White-eye: Feeds on a variety of small insects and larvae, and also takes nectar and small fruits. Forages for insects by gleaning thin twigs and the foliage of bushes and trees, and picks small fruits off the foliage. It takes nectar by probing a variety of small flowers. Mostly forages in small family groups and other white-eye species.


Citrine White-eye: Produces high-pitched calls and clear whistles as "tee dee, tee-dee, tee dee-dee-dee."

Similar Species

Citrine White-eye: Giant White-eye has a faint yellow eyering, a thicker yellow bill, and dusky cheeks. Palau Bush-warbler has no eyering, a yellow eyebrow, and dark eyeline.

The primaries are the flight feathers specialized for flight. They are attached to the "hand" equivalent part of the wing.
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