Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Capped White-eye|
|French (French Guiana)||Zostérops mitré|
|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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Plumages, Molts, and Structure
The following descriptions apply to the nominate subspecies. The other subspecies is described under Systematics: Geographic Variation.
Has dull dusky-green forehead and lacks dark on face. Has paler yellow flanks than adults and narrower rectrices (5).
Female. Has forehead, lores, and a streak under eye-ring black, extending over anterior part of crown and merging with green nape; eye-ring white, rather narrow, broken at front by black spot; upperparts dark yellowish olive-green, rump yellower; wingtips and tail dusky brownish; throat and underparts yellowish olive-green, becoming almost pure lemon-yellow on center of belly and undertail coverts.
Male. Similar to female, but on average brighter, more yellowish.
Of three specimens of Zosterops fuscicapilla fuscicapilla collected in February, one was molting both primaries and rectrices, another one showed only molt of its forehead feathers, and the third had no signs of molt. Another specimen collected in April and two in October had no signs of molt, while a third specimen from October was molting its primaries (6). No further information available.
Dark gray to blackish, basal half of mandible light gray (7); orange in juveniles.
Tarsi and Toes
Tarsi and toes are gray (7).
Zosterops fuscicapilla crookshanki: female 60.5 mm ± 0 SD (n = 2) (9).
Zosterops fuscicapilla crookshanki: female 42.25 mm ± 1.77 SD (n = 2) (range: 41–43.5, n = 2) (9).