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Sri Lanka White-eye (Ceylon Hill White-eye)
Zosterops ceylonensis

 (Endangered). Endemic. A fairly common species in home gardens and forests in the higher hills. Occurs in small, and at times, large flocks which forage on tall trees as well as in low bushes. A nucleus species in bird waves. The soft chirping call is one of the most familiar in th higher hills: a short, cheerful cheeyup with a trilling quality, which has a few slight variations. In some areas it descends to forests in the lower hills as in Sinharaja where it mixes with Oriental White-eye (Zosterops paopebrosa). It is a little larger, and greener and darker than Oriental White-eye and has broader white eye-ring.



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