African Yellow White-eye (Zosterops senegalensis)

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The African Yellow White-eye (Zosterops senegalensis) is part of the Zosteropidae (white-eye) family.


Distribution / Rage:

It is an African endemic that occurs naturally in the following countries:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

It inhabits subtropical or tropical forests and shrubland, as well as moist savanna.


African Yellow White-eye (Zosterops senegalensis)


The African Yellow White-eye is a small bird that averages 11 cm or ~4 inches in length (including its tail).

It has a thin bill. The upper parts are greenish-yellow and the underparts are bright, sulfur-yellow.

African Yellow White-eye (Zosterops senegalensis)



African Yellow White-eye, Zosterops senegalensis – nominate species

  • Cameroon Green White-eye, Zosterops senegalensis stenocricotus – from Central Africa
  • Kirk’s White-eye, Zosterops senegalensis kirki – from Comoros, an archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean, located off the eastern coast of Africa

Note: Some authorities consider them separate species: Cameroon Green White-eye (Zosterops stenocricotus) and Kirk’s White-eye (Zosterops kirki).

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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