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Montane White-eye

Montane White-eye

The Montane White-eye (Zosterops poliogastrus, formerly poliogaster), also known as the Broad-ringed White-eye, is a White-eye species that is endemic to Africa, specifically the following countries: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Tanzania. It inhabits subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, high-altitude shrubland, plantations, and rural gardens.

It includes numerous subspecies, several of which are restricted to isolated mountains. Some of these are sometimes considered separate monotypic species, such as:

  • Kulal White-eye (Zosterops kulalensis)
  • Taita White-eye (Zosterops silvanus)
  • South Pare White-eye (Zosterops winifredae)
  • Kikuyu White-eye (Zosterops kikuyuensis)
  • Mbulu White-eye (Zosterops mbuluensis).

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