Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Capped White-eye|
|Spanish||Anteojitos de Las Arfak|
|Spanish (Spain)||Anteojitos de las Arfak|
Natalia C. García revised the account. Brooke K. Keeney contributed to the Identification page. August Davidson-Onsgard curated the media.
Zosterops fuscicapilla Salvadori, 1876
- fuscicapilla / fuscicapillum / fuscicapillus
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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."