Olive-colored white-eye

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Olive-colored white-eye
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Genus: Zosterops
Species: Z. oleagineus
Binomial name
Zosterops oleagineus
Hartlaub & Finsch, 1872

The olive-colored white-eye (Zosterops oleagineus), also known as the olive white-eye, Yap olive white-eye or great Yap white-eye, is a species of bird in the Zosteropidae family.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is endemic to the Micronesian island of Yap. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland and mangrove forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy[edit]

It is often placed in the genus Rukia with the teardrop and long-billed white-eyes and is most similar in plumage to the former.

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