Northern Kenya's Mt Kulal (see map, p.380) is a Secondary Area because it is the only locality for the threatened Kulal White-eye Zosterops kulalensis. It is here treated as a full species, following Collar et al. (1994), though Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993) and Dowsett and Dowsett-Lemaire (1993) consider it to be a form of the widespread Broad-ringed White-eye Z. poliogaster. It is abundant in the mountain forest, but is classified as Critical as by 1980 only 40km2 of the mountain had tree cover, all of which was heavily degraded by cattle (Diamond and Keith 1980).
Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Endemic Bird Area factsheet: Mount Kulal. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2013
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