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Mauritius Grey White-eye

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Photo by Mike BarthMauritius, June 2015
Photo by Mike Barth
Mauritius, June 2015
Zosterops mauritianus

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[edit] Identification

9.5 cm (4 in)
White rump, the rest of the body is blue grey. The legs are nearly blackish. There is also a conspicious ring of white feathers around the chestnut coloured eyes.

[edit] Distribution

Mauritius.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly considered conspecific with Reunion Grey White-eye under the name Mascarene White-eye.

[edit] Habitat

Woodlands, forests, and gardens.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of insects; but they also eat fruit and nectar.

[edit] Breeding

The clutch consists of 2-4 pale blue eggs. The nest is cup-shaped nest and is padded with plant material.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)

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