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African Yellow White-eye - BirdForum Opus

Photo by MariettaBirder
Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Zosterops senegalensis

Includes Forest White-eye

Identification

11·5 cm (4½ in)

  • Pale greenish-yellow upperparts
  • White eye-ring
  • Sulphur yellow underparts
  • Yellow head

Distribution

Photo © by volker sthamer
Kibale, Uganda, July 2018

Widespread throughout sub-Saharan Africa:
Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands, Bioko (Fernando Po)

Taxonomy

Subspecies

14 subspecies recognized[1]:

Habitat

A wide variety of habitats, including forests, moist savanna, and dry shrubland.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists mostly of seeds, supplemented by insects during the breeding season.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill F, D Donsker & P Rasmussen (Eds). 2020. IOC World Bird List (v10.1). doi : 10.14344/IOC.ML.10.1. Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Avibase
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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