Megazosterops palauensis

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Megazosterops palauensis is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

In the giant white-eye, Megazosterops palauensis, of Palau island, the wing length reaches 3.3 in (85 mm) and weighs up to 1.1 oz (31 g). In the mountain blackeye, Chlorocharis emiliae, of northern Borneo and Bonin white-eye, the feathers around the eye are black. Distribution White-eyes are distributed widely in sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. In Africa four polytypic species occur on the continent, with one species extending its range to Yemen. More

Megazosterops palauensis Megazosterops palauensis é uma espécie de ave da família Zosteropidae. É a única espécie do género Megazosterops.É endémica de Palau.Os seus habitats naturais são: florestas subtropicais ou tropicais húmidas de baixa altitude. Veja mais na Wikipé More

Range & population Megazosterops palauensis has a peculiar distribution in Palau occurring on the islands of Ngeruktabl and Peleliu only1,2. In 1991, its total population was estimated at 13,876 birds and considering its abundance on these two islands, its absence on similar, nearby islands is puzzling2. Important Bird Areas Click here to view map showing IBAs where species is recorded and triggers any of the IBA criteria. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Zosteropidae
Genus : Megazosterops
Species : palauensis
Authority : (Reichenow, 1915)