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Alternative names: Kulambangra White-eye; Hermit White-eye
13-14 cm. A large white-eye.
Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed.
Endemic to Kulambangra Island, Solomon Islands.
This is a monotypic species.
Found in mossy cloudforest from 950 m (sometimes lower) to 1620 m. Overlaps with Solomons White-eye at 950 to 1350 m.
Feeds on insects and small fruits.
One nest with chicks recorded in October. The nest is a cup made of tiny dry twigs and placed 1.5 m high in a bush.
A resident species. Daily movements downslope in morning and back uphill in mid-afternoon.
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