White-Eyes


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White-Eyes

 

(Zosteropidae), a family of small birds of the order Passeriformes. A ring of silky white feathers surrounds the eyes; the back is green. There are 85 species, occurring mainly in subtropical and tropical regions of the eastern hemisphere. Nests are cup-shaped, in trees or bushes; there are two to three eggs to a clutch. The white-eyes feed mainly on insects and also on berries and seeds. In the USSR the Chinese white-eye (Zosterops erythropleurus) is found in the lower reaches of the Amur and in Primor’e Krai.

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The most encouraging news is that Sarigan is a potential refuge for Saipan bridled white-eyes. To test for presence of avian disease on Sarigan, biologists captured Micronesian honeyeaters (Myzomela rubrata) and collared kingfishers (Halcyon cbloris) by mist-net and took blood samples, with a subsample of birds subjected to necropsies.
This brings us to the Saipan bridled white-eye (Zosterops conspicillatus saypani), the first candidate chosen by the DFW for translocation.
In April 2006, the DFW and its partners embarked on an expedition to Sarigan with a field crew of 22 to assess the recovery of Sarigan's ecosystem and to determine if its habitat was suitable for the white-eye.