Zosterops senegalensis

(Bonaparte, 1850)

Vernacular names
English : African yellow white-eye
French : Zostérops jaune

Classification
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Zosteropidae
Notes : 6 other subspecies known

Identification
Adults can reach a total length of 11.5 cm for a weight of 14.1 g. Thin but conspicuous white circle around eyes. Small black bill, black lores. Plumage olive green to dark green with darker wings. Throat, breast and belly bright yellow.

Range and habitat
This species occurs in Subsaharan Africa, from south Mauritania and Senegal to Ethiopia and Eritrea, south to Angola and north-east South Africa. Lives in woodlands, open forests and wooded swamps, up to 3400 meters.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : This species has a large range and remains common to locally abundant in most parts except in western Africa where its range is fragmented.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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