Zosterops atricapilla

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Indonesia Bird with 0 Comments

Zosterops atricapilla, Black-capped White-eye, Kacamata Topi-hitam


The Black-capped White-eye (Zosterops atricapillus) is a small passerine from the family Zosteropidae.


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 under parts are darker than at the Oriental White-eye. The back is olive green and the iris is brown. The bill and the feet are coloured black. The voice is characterized by soft twitters.


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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