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



Very little is known about the breeding biology of this species, with all current information coming from the description of a single nest.


One nest has been described from December for the nominate subspecies (18).

Nest Site

The single known nest was found suspended from thin horizontal stems of bamboo leaves in a clump of garden bamboo (18).


Structure and Composition

The one known nest was a basin-shaped, slightly oval structure composed mainly of dried stems of plants, lightly woven, and partly covered externally with green moss together with pieces of soft greenish-gold down-like substance (arthropod silk, 18).


Internal dimensions of the nest were 30 mm by 40 mm by 50 mm (18).


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Young Birds

One nest described contained a single nestling (18). No further information available.

Parental Care

No information available.

Cooperative Breeding

No information available.

Brood Parasitism by Other Species

No information available.

Fledgling Stage

No information available.

Immature Stage

No information available.

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