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Oriental White Eye

Zosterops palpebrosus

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Zosterops palpebrosus
Class: Bird
Weight: 8 to 10 grams
Life span: 8 to 10 years
Conservation status: Least concern
Number of offspring: 2 eggs at a time

About

I LIVE IN ASIA

The oriental white eye is native to Asia spanning from China to Sri Lanka. Although they can be found in a vast range of habitats, they often settle in mangrove and other moist forested areas.


I AM AN OMNIVORE

The oriental white eye is known to consume a variety of insects like larvae, spiders, and flies. They will also forage for fruit, nectar, and seeds.


ORIENTAL WHITE EYES ARE SOCIAL

The oriental white eye is a very social birds. They can often be found in large groups of individuals and can be recognized by the loud vocalizations they frequently make to communicate with one another.


LIVE UP TO THEIR NAME

Much like their name suggests, the oriental white eye is most notably recognized by the small white ring they have circling their eyes.


HELPING THE ORIENTAL 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 they spend a lot of time foraging for seeds and nectar, the oriental white eye play a very important role in their ecosystem as both pollinators and seed dispersers, roles that aid the ecosystem in boosting local wildlife.


 

Conservation

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

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