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Black-capped White-eye
ZOS-24-DIGITAL
Zosterops atricapilla atricapilla
Information
Range Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, and Borneo (especially Mount Kinabalu, Gunung Mulu, and Mount Batu Patap).
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Zosteropidae
Genus Zosterops
Species Zosterops atricapilla
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Black-capped white-eye (Zosterops atricapilla), is a species of white-eye in the Zosteropidae family.

Description

It can reach a length between nine and eleven centimetres and looks slightly similar to the Oriental white-eye. The forehead and the crown are blackish and its upperparts and underparts are darker than at the Oriental white-eye. The back is olive green and the iris is brown. The bill and the feet are colored black. The voice is characterized by soft twitters.

Distribution

It inhabits mountain forests and alpine meadows in altitudes between 700 and 3000 m on mountains of Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, and Borneo (especially Mount Kinabalu, Gunung Mulu, and Mount Batu Patap).

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