Scientific Name: Zosterops palpebrosus
Malay Name: Kelicap Kacamata Biasa
Chinese Name: 灰腹绣眼鸟
Found from Indian subcontinent to southern China and Southeast Asia.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: palpebrosus, nilgiriensis, salimalii, egregius, siamensis, nicobaricus, williamsoni, auriventer, buxtoni, melanurus, unicus, occidentis
Local Subspecies: auriventer
Size: 10.5-11 cm
Identification: Adult has rich olive upperparts, greyish underparts with yellowish ventral stripe and vent, yellowish forehead/throat and a distinctive white eye-ring.
Habitat: Parks, gardens, mangroves, forest edge and secondary growth.
Behavior/Ecology: Highly gregarious.
Local Status: Common (introduced) resident. A resident that is known to breed in Singapore at least up to 1944 but disappeared from the records over several post-war decades. Current population probably originated from escapees.
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Any patch of suitable habitat like Bidadari, Sungei Buloh, Pulau Ubin, Pasir Ris Park, etc.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2