Mauritius Olive White-eye Zosterops chloronothos


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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Zosterops chloronothos. Downloaded from on 08/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 08/08/2020.