Montane white-eye

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Montane white-eye
Zosterops poliogastrus eurycricotus Hamburg zoo 24.10.2012 (333).jpg
Z. p. eurycricotus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Genus: Zosterops
Species: Z. poliogastrus
Binomial name
Zosterops poliogastrus
Heuglin, 1861
  • Zosterops kulalensis Williams, 1947
  • Zosterops poliogaster Heuglin, 1861
  • Zosterops silvanus Peter & Loveridge, 1935
  • Zosterops winifredae Sclater, 1935
At the Vienna Zoo

The montane white-eye (Zosterops poliogastrus), also known as the broad-ringed white-eye, is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It includes numerous subspecies, several of which are restricted to isolated mountains. Some of these are sometimes considered separate monotypic species, such as the Kulal white-eye (Zosterops kulalensis), Taita white-eye (Zosterops silvanus), South Pare white-eye (Zosterops winifredae), Kikuyu white-eye (Zosterops kikuyuensis), and Mbulu white-eye (Zosterops mbuluensis).

It is found in north-eastern and eastern Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, plantations, and rural gardens.