Olive-colored White-eye
13 35 074 Zosterops oleagineus
Common Name Olive White-eye, Yap Olive White-eye and Great Yap White-eye
Range Micronesian island of Yap.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Zosteropidae
Genus Zosterops
Species Zosterops oleagineus
Conservation Status
Near Threatened

The Olive-colored white-eye (Zosterops oleagineus), also known as the olive white-eye, Yap olive white-eye and great Yap white-eye, is a species of white-eye in the Zosteropidae family.


It is often placed in the genus Rukia with the teardrop and long-billed white-eyes and is most similar in plumage to the former.

Distribution and Habitat

It is endemic to the Micronesian island of Yap. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland and mangrove forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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