Black-capped white-eye

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

Zosterops atricapillus

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


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.


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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