Olive-colored white-eye

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Olive-colored white-eye
Scientific classification e
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 family Zosteropidae.

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.


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.