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
Species:
Z. conspicillatus
Binomial name
Zosterops conspicillatus
(Kittlitz, 1832)
Synonyms
  • Dicaeum conspicillatum

The bridled white-eye (Zosterops conspicillatus) (Chamorro name: nosa') is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It is endemic to the Northern Mariana Islands, where the one remaining subspecies is currently abundant on the islands of Tinian, Saipan and Aguijan. The bridled white-eye natural habitats are 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. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Zosterops saypani". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 January 2018.