LC
Kenya White-eye Zosterops flavilateralis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Zosterops abyssinicus and Z. flavilateralis (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as Z. abyssinicus following Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993) and Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,090,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Unknown not applicable -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.5 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified.

Trend justification: The population trend is difficult to determine because of uncertainty over the impacts of habitat modification on population sizes.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Ethiopia Genale river
Ethiopia Mankubsa - Welenso forest
Ethiopia Yabello Sanctuary
Ethiopia Arero forest
Ethiopia Dawa - Wachile
Ethiopia Bogol Manyo - Dolo
Kenya Lower Tana River Forests
Kenya Tsavo East National Park
Kenya Tsavo West National Park
Kenya Machakos valleys
Kenya Meru National Park
Kenya Mwea National Reserve
Kenya Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves
Kenya Shaba National Reserve
Kenya Nairobi National Park
Kenya Amboseli National Park
Kenya Lake Baringo
Kenya Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Kenya South Nguruman
Somalia Xawaadley reservoir
Somalia Jowhar - Warshiikh
Somalia Balcad Nature Reserve
Somalia Far Waamo
Somalia Laag Badaana
Tanzania Lake Manyara
Tanzania Tarangire National Park
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania Mkomazi National Park
Tanzania Lake Eyasi
Tanzania Nyumba ya Mungu reservoir
Tanzania Lake Natron and Engaruka basin
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountain Range
Tanzania Lake Balangida Lelu

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 1800 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Zosterops flavilateralis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/03/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/03/2021.