Sangkar White-eye Zosterops melanurus

Panji G. Akbar and Bas van Balen
Version: 2.0 — Published June 18, 2020


Welcome to Birds of the World!

You are currently viewing one of the free accounts available in our complimentary tour of Birds of the World. In this courtesy review, you can access all the life history articles and the multimedia galleries associated with this account.

For complete access to all accounts, a subscription is required.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in


Among the birdkeepers in Java, the whole Zosterops genus is known by the name "Pleci". Some birdkeepers may differentiate any kind of yellow-breasted white-eye as "pleci dakun" (dakun=dada kuning, or yellow-breast) and any gray-breasted white-eye as "pleci montanus", no matter which taxonomic group it belongs to. Therefore, any studies that include interviews with local birdkeepers and aimed at any particular species of white-eyes needs to be done with care to minimize bias from misidentification.

Recommended Citation

Akbar, P. G. and B. van Balen (2020). Sangkar White-eye (Zosterops melanurus), 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.sanwhe2.02