Príncipe white-eye

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Príncipe white-eye
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Genus: Zosterops
Z. ficedulinus
Binomial name
Zosterops ficedulinus
Hartlaub, 1866

The Príncipe white-eye (Zosterops ficedulinus) is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. The species was described by Gustav Hartlaub in 1866. It is endemic to the island of Príncipe, where it is restricted to the hilly interior of the southern part.[1] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2018). "Zosterops ficedulinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2018: e.T103890694A131796574. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T103890694A131796574.en.
  • Melo, M., B.H. Warren, and P.J. Jones. 2011. Rapid parallel evolution of aberrant traits in the diversification of the Gulf of Guinea white-eyes (Aves, Zosteropidae). Molecular Ecology. Published online 21 May 2011. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05099.x