Our Neighborhood's Biodiversity Map

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Zosterops mayottensis semiflava * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Shafira Charlette (Seychelles)
Region : Seychelles
Status : Vulnerable
Seychelles White-eye, also known as Zwazon Linet in creole which means Bird Glasses in english, because it looks like its wearing a white frame glass. It is one of the most endangered of the Seychelles endemic birds species until 1997. It maybe seen in gardens and forest over Cascade and a few other places on the main island, Mahe, Conception, Fregate, North Island and Cousine it used to be seen at La Misere, but when the Sheikh Khalifa moved to Seychelles and built his mansion there, the endangered species had to leave and move to another peaceful area which we are not sure of. It population estimates to be around 350 - 450 individuals. It's conservation status has been changed from Critically Endangered to Endangered in 2005 by the IUCN, thus, seems to be increasing. But we do not have any recent records. It seems that habitat quantity and quality are both increasing - owing to rat eradications and restoration programmes in the islands where the species has been transferred. In addition, the Seychelles White-eye likes to eat insect, fruits of native and introduced plants. They obviously faced a number of threats, to be categorised as Endangered which includes: loss of native vegetation - particularly large trees, nest predation by the introduction of black rat Rattus rattus and common Myna Acridotheres tristis - biggest threat for those on Mahe, while fire or disease are the main threats on Conception.


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