ROTA BRIDLED WHITE-EYE (Zosterops rotensis)


ROTA BRIDLED WHITE-EYE (Zosterops rotensis)
ROTA BRIDLED WHITE-EYE (Zosterops rotensis)
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Description: White-eyes are usually found on forest edges and canopies at high elevations. They have slightly downturning pointed bills and a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar. The Rota bridled white-eye is a tiny bird with green-yellow plumage, yellow-orange feet and a distinctive white ring around the eye. It is only found on the island of Rota in the Mariana Archipelago, where populations are in rapid decline due to habitat loss and degradation.

IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

USFWS Status: Endangered

Major Threat: Habitat loss and degradation

Habitat: Mature limestone forest edges and canopies

Location: Island of Rota in the Mariana Archipelago

Diet: Insects, seeds, nectar, flowers and fruits

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