Cape White-eye

There are six subspecies. Traditionally, the western nominate group and the eastern capensis group have been treated as separate species; the Orange River White-eye and the Cape White-eye . The latter can be further divided into two subgroups, the south-western capensis subgroup and the eastern virens subgroup . All subspecies interbreed where they come into contact , but some authorities maintain the Cape and Orange River White-eyes as separate species.

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The Cape 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.

Cape White-eye Zosterops capensis capensis Suikerbosrand National Park, Gauteng, South Africa. October 2004 The Cape White-eye Zosterops capensis is endemic to southern Africa, and was split fairly recently from the more western Orange River White-eye. The Cape White-eye is a common and familiar bird which is present in a variety of habitats including gardens, parks, forest, woodland, riverine bush and exotic plantations. More

The Cape White-eye, Zosterops pallidus, is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. It is found in a wide range of densely to lightly wooded habitats in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland. Most populations are resident, but some perform minor seasonal movements. More

The Cape White-eye, Zosterops pallidus, is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. It is an endemic resident breeder in forests, woodland and gardens in South Africa and Namibia. It is partially migratory, with some seasonal movements. Taxonomy There are seven subspecies. The nominate western subspecies is sometimes split as the Orange River White-eye, Zosterops pallidus, leaving the eastern races as Cape White-eye, Z. capensis. More

Cape white-eye feeding on Callistemon, Grootvadersbos, Western Cape, South Africa. Distribution and habitat Near-endemic to South-Africa, occurring across much of the country, excluding the Kalahari Desert and extending into south-eastern Botswana. It is very common in a wide variety of habitats, including Karoo, fynbos, suburban gardens and parks, evergreen forest, dune scrub, Acacia veld and Eucalyptus plantations. More

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Cape White-eyes that we had previously photographed in our garden. These call and have grey bellies just like normal Cape White-eyes, but show strong buffy/peachy flanks, a feature normally associated with Orange River White-eye (although these birds seem to have darker flanks), which only occurs in the arid areas much further to the north. We have been seeing these birds around Cape Town for years. More

The Cape White-eye is a very small bird. The one in the picture is feeding off sugar that had dripped from a bird feeder. The Cape White-eye is very common and is found throughout South Africa. Habitat is savanna woodland, gardens, riverine bush and forest areas. The Cape White-eye feeds on insects, soft fleshy flowers, nectar, fruit and small grains. More

Cape White-Eye pictured in Wilderness South Africa Photo taken on: December 27th, 2009 Keywords: africa bird cape eye pallidus passerine south white wilderness zosterops Categories: - Animals > Birds  Sign up and download this image for as low as as $0.20 for high resolution. More

Cape white-eyes are friendly little birds, found throughout a large area of the southern African subregions, and they can be readily enticed to gardens that have birdbaths in them. Other names: Afrikaans - Kaapse glasogie : Photographer: EcoTravel Africa They usually appear in small flocks of up to a dozen birds, but during winter these flocks could increase to up to 100 birds. More

IMG12484 Cape White-eye zosterops capensis .jpg IMG12484 Cape White-eye zosterops capensis . More

cape white eye kruger national park birds The Cape White-eye (Latin name Zosterops virens) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 796 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 822 also a picture of the Cape White-eye on page 977. The Cape White-eye belongs to the family of birds classified as Zosteropidae. More

The Cape White-eye is Endemic to the Southern African Region which means that this bird is only found in this region and nowhere else in the world. The Cape White-eye has a height of 13 cms and weighs around 13 gms. The head is coloured yellow while the bill is coloured black. The Zosterops virens has a brown coloured throat, black legs and a brown, black coloured back. The eyes are brown. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Zosteropidae
Genus : Zosterops
Species : pallidus
Authority : Swainson, 1838