Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Home
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is currently closed. Stay tuned for details about our Wild Zoo Spring Preview coming in April 2024.

Golden White Eye

Cleptornis marchei

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Cleptornis marchei
Class: Bird
Weight: 20 grams
Life span: Unknown
Conservation status: Critically endangered
Number of offspring: 2 eggs at a time

About

I LIVE IN ASIA

The golden white eye is only found on the islands of Saipan and Aguijan in Northern Mariana Islands, located in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. This bird species can most often be found in forest areas, specifically limestone forests, as well as some shrublands.


I AM AN OMNIVORE

The golden white eye is not particularly a picky eater, they will forage in both the tree canopy and the understory. They will often feed on fruit, berries and insects, as well as some nectar.


GOLDEN WHITE EYES ARE SOCIAL

Golden white eyes are a somewhat social species who will sometime forage in groups of a few individuals. They typically live in small family groups consisted of a mated pair and their young.


GOLDEN GLOW

Golden white eyes are most notably recognized by their bright yellow and orange plumage. From the tops of their head to the tips of their toes, golden white eyes live up to their name.


HELPING THE GOLDEN WHITE EYE IN THE WILD

By visiting the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you are supporting local, regional, and global conservation.


I AM IMPORTANT TO MY ECOSYSTEM

Because a portion of the golden white eye’s diet consists of nectar, this bird species plays an important role as a pollinator of some tree species in their ecosystem. They also are important in terms of seed dispersal and boosting biodiversity in the environment.


 

Conservation

Learn more about our efforts, our conservation partners around the world, and the simple steps you can take to contribute.

Search