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Capped White-eye Zosterops fuscicapilla Scientific name definitions

Natalia C. García, Bas van Balen, Josep del Hoyo, David Christie, and Nigel Collar
Version: 2.0 — Published May 13, 2022
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Introduction

The Capped White-eye includes two subspecies, which were until recently considered to be separate species: Zosterops fuscicapilla fuscicapilla and Zosterops fuscicapilla crookshanki. The nominate subspecies is endemic to the island of New Guinea, where it occurs in humid tropical montane forests. Subspecies crookshanki occurs on Fergusson Island and Goodenough Island in the D’Entrecasteaux archipelago. Both subspecies have a gleaming white eye-ring that stands out against a dark face, with the rest of the body almost uniformly olive-green. The Capped White-eye's short, fast, medium to high-pitched and energetic song has been described as "unmusical."

Recommended Citation

García, N. C., B. van Balen, J. del Hoyo, D. A. Christie, and N. Collar (2022). Capped White-eye (Zosterops fuscicapilla), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.capwhe3.02