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Zosterops conspicillatus

Zosterops conspicillatus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Sylvioidea
Familia: Zosteropidae
Genus: Zosterops
Species: Zosterops conspicillatus
Subspecies: Z. c. conspicillatus - Z. c. saypani


Zosterops conspicillatus (Kittlitz, 1833)

Vernacular names
English: Bridled White-eye
Suomi: Pohjoismikronesianrilli


Kupfertafeln zur Naturgeschichte der Vogel 2 p.15 pl.19 fig.1

The bridled white-eye (Zosterops conspicillatus) (Chamorro name: nosa') is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It is endemic to the Northern Mariana Islands, where the one remaining subspecies is currently abundant on the islands of Tinian, Saipan and Aguijan. The bridled white-eye natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, plantations, and rural gardens.

The nominate subspecies formerly occurred on the island of Guam, but that population is almost certainly now extinct due in large part to the invasive and non-native brown tree snake consuming both adults, nestlings, and eggs. The remaining subspecies (Z. c. saypani) is now also projected to undergo a rapid population decline due to the recent introduction of the brown tree snake on Saipan. Formerly, the Rota white-eye was also considered as a subspecies of the bridled white-eye.


BirdLife International (2016). "Zosterops saypani". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2018.

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