Golden White-Eye
Cleptornis marchei

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Range and habitat:
The Golden white-eye is native to the islands of Saipan and Aguijan, located in the northern Mariana Islands.

Natural diet:
This species eats fruit, nectar and insects

Size / weight range:
Golden white-eyes grow to be 5.5 inches long and weigh 0.7 ounces.

Interesting facts:
The IUCN lists this bird as critically endangered.

Because of the accidental introduction of the brown tree snakes to this bird’s native habitat, its numbers have been in rapid decline. In order to save this species efforts are being made to start breeding populations in US zoos (including The Toledo Zoo) and move other birds to neighboring islands where the brown tree snake hasn’t been introduced.

Location at The Toledo Zoo:
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