Black-capped white-eye

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Black-capped white-eye
Zosterops atricapilla.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Genus: Zosterops
Species: Z. atricapilla
Binomial name
Zosterops atricapilla
Salvadori, 1879
Synonyms

Zosterops atricapillus

The black-capped white-eye (Zosterops atricapilla) is a small passerine from the family Zosteropidae.

Description[edit]

It can reach a length between nine and eleven centimetres and looks slightly similar to the Oriental white-eye. The forehead and the crown are blackish and its upperparts and underparts are darker than at the Oriental white-eye. The back is olive green and the iris is brown. The bill and the feet are coloured black. The voice is characterized by soft twitters.

Distribution[edit]

It inhabits mountain forests and alpine meadows in altitudes between 700 and 3000 m on mountains of Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, and Borneo (especially Mount Kinabalu, Gunung Mulu, and Mount Batu Patap).

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