Long-billed White-eyes

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The Long-billed White-eye (Rukia longirostra) is a species of bird in the Zosteropidae family.


It is endemic to the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia in the Western Pacific Ocean.

Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist forests, and plantations. This species is threatened by habitat destruction.


It has a curious nuthatch-like behavior of creeping along large tree limbs, and seems particularly specialized in using its long slightly-decurved bill to extract insects from the severed ends of branches.

Long-billed White-eye seems quite distinct in both plumage, structure, and habits from other Rukia and may deserve a change of genus, possibly to Zosterops.

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