Heuglin's White-eye Zosterops poliogastrus Scientific name definitions

Natalia C. García, Bas van Balen, Josep del Hoyo, Nigel Collar, and Guy M. Kirwan
Version: 2.0 — Published May 20, 2022



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Agonistic Behavior

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Sexual Behavior

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Social and Interspecific Behavior

Can occur in flocks of up to 30 individuals, but occasionally alone or in pairs. Subspecies kulalensis forms large flocks (up to 50 birds) in the dry season, but in the wet season flocks of this size only aggregate in early morning and late afternoon, immediately post- and pre-roost (21).


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Recommended Citation

García, N. C., B. van Balen, J. del Hoyo, N. Collar, and G. M. Kirwan (2022). Heuglin's White-eye (Zosterops poliogastrus), 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.heuwhe2.02