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ORIENTAL WHITE EYE

Zosterops palpebrosus

Description:

The Oriental white-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus) is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. It is a resident breeder in open woodland in tropical Asian countries like Sri Lanka, east from the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, extending to Indonesia and Malaysia. They forage in small groups, feeding on nectar and small insects. They are easily identified by the distinctive white eye-ring and overall yellowish upperparts. Several populations of this widespread species are named subspecies and some have distinctive variations in the extent and shades of yellows in their plumage.

Habitat:

The species is found in a wide range of habitats from scrub to moist forest and on islands they may lead a more insectivorous life

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Dhilip
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Dhilip

North Central, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Oct 21, 2016
Submitted on Dec 2, 2016

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