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

Conservation and Management

Conservation Status

The status of each subspecies has been evaluated separately as they used to be, and in some taxonomies are still, considered full species. As both taxa are considered of Least Concern, it is likely that Zosterops fuscicapilla as currently treated here can be classified as such as well.

Subspecies Zosterops fuscicapilla fuscicapilla is not globally threatened (Least Concern). It has been described as one of the most common New Guinean bird species in some areas, for example at about 1,500 m in the Weyland Mountains together with Mountain Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus trivirgatus)(20). Population size is not known.

Subspecies Zosterops fuscicapilla crookshanki is not globally threatened (Least Concern). It has a restricted range, as it is confined to the D’Entrecasteaux and Trobriand Islands EBA.

Effects of Human Activity

No information available.


The D’Entrecasteaux Islands are considered to be an Endemic Bird Area (EBA) (16).

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