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Photo by MariettaBirder
Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Zosterops senegalensis

Includes Forest White-eye


11·5 cm (4½ in)

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


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)



14 subspecies recognized[1]:


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



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


  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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