Seychelles Grey White-eye

This ten to eleven centimetre long bird has a plumage with olive grey upperparts and dull coloured underparts. It is further characterized by a white narrow eye-ring, a rather long dark grey tail and a small sharp bill. Its diet consists of insect larvaes, locusts, and grasshoppers as well as berries and seeds. The breeding season is from September to April and a clutch of two to seven eggs is laid into a cup-shaped nest. The incubation time is thirteen to fifteen days and the young are fully fledged after eleven to sixteen days. After that the parents are looking after them another two months. Its melodious and complex song consists of nasal tones. Due to its ecology and foraging in the canopy of high trees it is difficult to observe.

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

Nothing known about the Seychelles Grey White-eye

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Zosteropidae
Genus : Zosterops
Species : modestus
Authority : Newton, 1867