Northern Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis

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A small, sharp-billed warbler-like bird that is saturated with yellow. Note the yellow underparts, olive-yellow back, and bold white spectacles around the eyes. There is some geographical variation in the overall coloration, darkness of the back, and extent of yellow above the bill. Found in forest, savanna, scrub, gardens, moist woodland, and plantations, usually in hyperactive flocks that can contain many individuals. Often joins mixed flocks with other small birds. Most common call is a high-pitched rising rattle. Song is a quiet, chatty sequence of “chew” notes. Similar to Pale White-eye, but usually separated by range; shows more yellow above the bill, is more richly-colored overall, and prefers moister habitats. Similar to Green and Forest White-eyes, but slightly paler, and usually separated by range and preference for drier habitat. Also similar to Southern Yellow White-eye, though usually separated by range; identification in areas of overlap is poorly understood.



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