Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sri Lanka White-eye (Zosterops ceylonensis)

English : Sri Lanka White-eye
Binomial name : Zosterops ceylonensis
Sinahal : ශ්‍රී ලංකා සිතැසියා

Sri Lanka White-eye is an endemic resident breeder in Sri Lanka. It lives in highlands elevation above sea level is greater than 1200 meters. This bird can be identified by its white color ring around the eye which made of tiny feathers. They mainly feed on insects, but eat fruits and nectar. Another species of White-eye called 'Oriental White-eye' can be seen in lowlands of Sri Lanka which is not endemic.

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