Pale-bellied White-eye
13 32 019 Zosterops consobrinorum
Range Sulawesi in Indonesia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Zosteropidae
Genus Zosterops
Species Zosterops consobrinorum
Conservation Status
Least Concern
The Pale-bellied white-eye (Zosterops consobrinorum), is a species of white-eye in the Zosteropidae family. It is endemic to Sulawesi in Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The species has a limited distribution and also appears to be sensitive to human disturbance.

Taxonomy and Systematics


"Wangi Wangi White-eye"

Although not yet recognized as a subspecies of the pale-bellied white-eye, in 2003 a similar bird was discovered near the village of Wanci on Wangiwangi Island and provisionally named the Wangi Wangi white-eye (Zosterops sp. nov.). This island is its only known home and is part of the Tukangbesi Islands to the south-east of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

The Wangi Wangi white-eye has a number of differences from the pale-bellied white-eye including larger size, a black body, a long yellow beak, a gray breast and pale feet. Like most white-eyes it has a white ring around the eye and green upperparts.

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