Dusky White-eye

Zosterops finschii

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

White-eyes (Zosteropidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

ZOSFIN

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Dusky White-eye has a very small range of just 450 square kilometers. This white-eye species only occurs in Palau and frequents forested habitats. Its population is estimated to number around 150,000 individuals, is stable, the species is common, and it 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

Dusky White-eye: Tiny, warbler-like bird with red-brown eye, brown-gray plumage above and on head, and olive-gray below. Sharp, black bill. Short tail with square tip. Medium, black legs and feet. Sexes and juvenile similar.


Range and Habitat

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Dusky White-eye SONGS AND CALLS

Dusky White-eye QQ2

Descending and shrill "chee" calls from a single bird.

Dusky White-eye QQ1

Typical repeated "chee-chee-chee" calls from a small flock.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"chee", "chee-che-che-che"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Dusky White-eye can only be found on the island of Palau.
  • The Palauan name for this species is "Chetitalial."
  • This species was first described in 1868 in Palau by German ornithologist G. Hartlaub.
  • 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

Michael Oberhofer

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