Pygmy white-eye

Pygmy white-eye
Oculocincta squamifrons

Photo by Yeo Siew Teck (Oriental Bird Images)

Common name:
pygmy white-eye (en); olho-branco-anão (pt); zostérops pygmée (fr); anteojitos pigmeo (es); zwergbrillenvogel (de)

Order Passerformes
Family Zosteropidae

This species is endemic to the island of Borneo, being found in the central and northern parts of the islands, both in Indonesia and in Malaysia.

These birds are 10 cm long.

The pygmy white-eye is mostly found in mountain rainforests, also using high altitude tropical scrublands.

They feed on small berries, fruits, seeds and insects, often taking part in mixed-species foraging flocks.

There is no available information regarding the reproduction of this species.

IUCN status – LC (Least Concern)
This species has a relatively large breeding range and is described as locally quite common. The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation.

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