Bridled white-eye

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Bridled white-eye
Bridled White-Eye.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Genus: Zosterops
Z. conspicillatus
Binomial name
Zosterops conspicillatus
(Kittlitz, 1832)
  • Dicaeum conspicillatum

The bridled white-eye (Zosterops conspicillatus) (Chamorro name: nosa') was a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It was endemic to the Northern Mariana Islands, where the one remaining subspecies was currently abundant on the islands of Tinian, Saipan and Aguijan. The bridled white-eye natural habitats were subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, plantations, and rural gardens.

The nominate subspecies formerly occurred on the island of Guam, but that population is almost certainly now extinct due in large part to the invasive and non-native brown tree snake consuming both adults, nestlings, and eggs.[2] The remaining subspecies (Z. c. saypani) is now also projected to undergo a rapid population decline due to the recent introduction of the brown tree snake on Saipan. Formerly, the Rota white-eye was also considered as a subspecies of the bridled white-eye.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Zosterops conspicillatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T103889155A117351603. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T103889155A117351603.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Delisting 23 Species from Endangered Species Act Due to Extinction". U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. September 29, 2021. Retrieved 2021-09-29.