Bridled White-eye

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The Bridled White-eye is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Bridled White-eye (Zosterops conspicillatus) is a species of bird in the Zosteropidae family. It is endemic to the Mariana Islands, where it is today restricted to the islands of Tinian, Saipan and Aguijan in the Northern Mariana Islands. The species formerly occurred on the island of Guam, but that population is almost certainly now extinct. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, plantations , and rural gardens. More

the Bridled White-eye, which forages in groups and is not territorial, the Golden White-eye occurs in pairs or small family groups consisting of a breeding pair and fledged young. The Golden White-eye is also territorial, and pairs will sing throughout the day in response to neighbouring pairs. Groups can become aggressive when they encounter one another. More

The Rota bridled white-eye, or nosa Luta as it’s called in its native land, is a small, forest-dwelling bird found only in Rota, an island in the western Pacific’s Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the species as endangered in January 2004 after it had been languishing on the agency’s candidate list for 20 years. By 1999, the population had dropped to just 1,000 birds — a 90-percent decrease from the 1982 population estimate of 10,000. More

ROTA BRIDLED WHITE-EYE } Zosterops rotensis FAMILY: Zosteropidae DESCRIPTION: The Rota bridled white-eye was given its name because of a white ring of feathers that circle both its eyes. The bridled white-eye’s plumage is otherwise yellow, and each bird has a yellowish-orange bill, legs, and feet. Rota bridled white-eyes are considered gregarious and are often observed in small groups. More

Rota Bridled White-eye Zosterops rotensis Species Champion Become a BirdLife Species Champion for this bird For information about BirdLife Species Champions and Species Guardians visit the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme. More

for the endangered Rota bridled white-eye on the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has been released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The final designation consists of 3,700 acres of government land under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and 258 acres of private land. More

recovery strategy for the endangered Rota bridled white-eye has been released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for public comment. The Rota bridled white-eye, known as Nosa Luta in Chamorro, is a small forest bird with a distinctive ring of white feathers around its eyes and exists only on the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. More

Act: Protecting Our World Victories:Rota Bridled White-Eye Habitat to Be Protected Press Release = Citizens Seek Habitat Protection for Endangered Pacific Island Bird - Rota bridled white-eye losing struggle for survival May 20, 2004 Photo of a Rota bridled white-eye bird Rota bridled white-eye bird Photo by US Fish & Wildlife Service Honolulu, HI - Earthjustice, representing the Center for Biological More

Rota Bridled White-Eye Habitat to Be Protected - In Brief: An endangered tropical bird gets a chance to recover when critical habitat is established - On September 8, 2004, Earthjustice reached a settlement with the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that puts the Rota bridled white-eye a crucial step closer to having its critical habitat protected. More

The Rota bridled white-eye (Zosterops rotensis) is endemic to the island of Rota, U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The name white-eye is derived from the ring of white feathers around each eye. The plumage is tinged with yellow, and the bill, legs, and feet are yellow-orange. The Rota bridled white-eye is approximately four inches in size and average weight is about one-third of an ounce. More

The Guam bridled white-eye measured about four inches long; had a green upper part and yellow and white lower part. It had a white orbital ring around its eye after which the bird is named. The bridled white-eye had wing and tail feathers that were dark brown with greenish-yellow edges. The females tended to be lighter in color than the males. The Guam subspecies was the largest of the other white-eyes found in the Mariana Islands, and had a gray crown and very prominent "spectacles. More

Conservation efforts for the Rota bridled white-eye on Rota and its proposed critical habitat are estimated to cost between $806,000 and nearly $4.5 million over the next 20 years, according to a federal analysis. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its analysis yesterday, and also reopened the public comment period on a proposal of critical habitat for this bird species. The Service will accept public comments until June 5. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Zosteropidae
Genus : Zosterops
Species : conspicillatus
Authority : (Kittlitz, 1832)