Mascarene Grey White-eye

The taxon mauritianus, by most authorities considered a subspecies of the Mascarene White-eye, has occasionally been considered a separate monotypic species, the Mauritius Grey White-eye , in which case the common name of the remaining species often is modified to Réunion Grey White-eye. There is some uncertainty about the number of subspecies on Réunion, with most authorities only accepting a single, the nominate , while some also accept Z. b. alopekion, and Z. b. xerophilus. When only a single Réunion subspecies is accepted, alopekion and xerophilus are considered to represent morphs of the nominate.

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The Mascarene Grey White-eye is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Mascarene Grey White-eye Zosterops borbonicus can also be seen. Barau’s Pterodroma baraui and Mascarene Black Petrel Pterodroma aterrima are best seen by chartering a deep-sea fishing vessel from either St Giles or St Pierre; the birds are best seen between 10 and 20 km from shore in the last few hours before sunset. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Zosteropidae
Genus : Zosterops
Species : borbonicus
Authority : (Boddaert, 1783)