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Pygmy White-eye
Pygmy ibon 112oct15
Information
Common Name Pygmy Ibon
Range north Borneo
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Zosteropidae
Genus Oculocincta
Species Oculocincta squamifrons
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Pygmy white-eye (Oculocincta squamifrons), also known as the pygmy ibon, is a species of white-eye in the Zosteropidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Oculocincta.

Distribution and Habitat

It is endemic to the hill forest and lower montane forest of north Borneo.

Behavior

It feeds on small berries, fruits, seeds and insects, foraging in small flocks of 4 to 8 birds. It will associate with other birds when feeding, including other white-eyes, cuckoo-doves, yuhinas and erpornises. The species is common but inconspicuous.

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