Giant White-eye

Megazosterops palauensis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

White-eyes (Zosteropidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

MEGPAL

ITIS

Egg Color:

Unknown



Number of Eggs:

2 - 5



Incubation Days:

11 - 12



Egg Incubator:

Both sexes



Nest Location:

A nest has never been found.



Nest Material:

Unknown



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Giant White-eye: Small, olive, warbler-like bird with an indistinct yellow eyering, and olive-gray on the face. Large, sharp, very slightly decurved orange-yellow bill. Short to medium, square-tipped tail. Medium wings. Fairly strong, gray legs, and yellow-gray feet. Feeds on insects and larvae, fruits, and nectar. Forages by gleaning insects and larvae from leaves and twigs, picking fruits off of the vegetation, and probing flowers for nectar.

Breeding and Nesting

Giant White-eye: No information is known about the nesting habits for this species but is likely similar to that of other white-eye species. Other white-eyes make small cup nests of twigs and grass and lay two to five eggs. Both sexes incubate them for 11 to 12 days.

Foraging and Feeding

Giant White-eye: Feeds on insects and larvae, fruits, and nectar. Forages for small insects and larvae by gleaning them from leaves and twigs. Fruits are picked off of the vegetation. Nectar is taken by probing flowers with long bill.

Vocalization

Giant White-eye: Makes a variety of trills, upslurred whistles, rattling, chattering and "sheeee-e-e-e" calls.

Similar Species

Dusky White-eye is smaller, has dark gray-brown upperparts, and a thinner bill. Palau Bush-warbler is smaller, has a thinner bill, and pink-orange legs.

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