Gizo White-eye, Splendid White-eye, Ganonga White-eye, Yellow-billed White-eye
Zosterops luteirostris by Dorset Norwich-Young(8 in. x 8 in. | acrylic on canvas | ID#4267)
Family: ZOSTEROPIDAE | Conservation Status: Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing
The endangered Gizo White-eye is a small passerine bird of the order of Passeriformes or perching birds with three toes forward and one back. THe Gizo White-eye has a distinguishing marking of a ring of tiny white feathers circling the eye. It is native to tropical, subtropical and temperate Africa, Asia, Australia favouring forest edge & mature forest . The Gizo white-eye is under considerable threat due to agricultural land clearance & development.
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