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Kosrae white-eye (Zosterops cinereus) Pacific Treelodge, Kosrae, FSM. Apr 22, 2019 Federated States of Micronesia,Geotagged,Kosrae white-eye,Spring,Zosterops cinereus Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Kosrae white-eye (Zosterops cinereus)

Pacific Treelodge, Kosrae, FSM. Apr 22, 2019

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  1. And here I go with Micronesia, a really remarkable set of islands, lost in the Pacific. I was mainly looking for birds, of course. I missed a number of the endemics, to my great regret, but I did what I could, considering I was with my family and couldn't just go off birding from dawn till dusk...
    Still, I encountered some very nice birds, which have been seen by very few Westerners :)
    Posted 11 months ago
    1. Such modesty for what is an epic achievement. Not just a series of awesome endemics, also introducing an entirely new country! Posted 11 months ago
      1. Haha well like São Tomé last year, I was keen on us going to a reaally out of the way place for our annual family trip. I think I succeded ;) Posted 11 months ago
        1. You did! Just for fun, I sometimes zoom in a lot on Google Maps and then cross the oceans. To stumble upon obscure islands so absurdly remote. And of course, usually people do live there. I wonder what that must be like, to live in a place outside any continent, not known to even exist by most of the world's population. Posted 11 months ago
          1. Well even for us tourists, it was quite remarkable, that feeling of isolation.
            Unfortunately, it has been spoiled by globalization, and they are severely dependent on shitty imported food, which is really depressing. On one island, they ran out of bananas while we were there!
            Posted 11 months ago
            1. Or Colombia, with a world of tropical fruit in the backyard, yet they import shitty apples and peers from Europe!?! Posted 11 months ago
              1. I know, right! You people have mangoes, passion fruit, lulo and guanabana! Why on Earth would you ever want to eat an apple?? Posted 11 months ago

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The Kosrae white-eye is a species of bird in the Zosteropidae family. It is endemic to Kosrae Island. This species and the grey-brown white-eye were formerly considered conspecific.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Jun 13, 2019. Captured Apr 22, 2019 12:16 in Unnamed Road, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO2500
  • 560mm