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Teardrop White-eye
13 36 077 Rukia ruki
Information
Common Name Faichuk White-eye, Truk White-eye, and Great Truk White-eye
Range Mount Winipat on Tol, in the Faichuk group of islands within the Chuuk (Truk) atoll in Micronesia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Zosteropidae
Genus Rukia
Species Rukia ruki
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Teardrop white-eye (Rukia ruki), also known as the Faichuk white-eye, Truk white-eye, or great Truk white-eye, is a species of white-eye in the Zosteropidae family. Some advocate that it is the only true member of the genus Rukia, or the "great white-eyes".

Distribution and Habitat

It is endemic to the summit of Mount Winipat on Tol, in the Faichuk group of islands within the Chuuk (Truk) atoll in Micronesia.

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