Beskrivelse: Et individ med ret bred øjenring. Racen Abyssinicus kan forveksles med Montane White-eye af racen Poliogastrus.
Bem bl.a. på dette foto at fuglen mangler Montane White-eyes markant gule pande og at næbbet er ret lyst (sort hos Montane White-eye).
This bird has a rather broad eye-ring, almost like some Montane White-eye of nominate race Poliogastrus.
Note on this picture that Abyssinian White-eye (race Abyssinicus) has horn-brown bill and lacks the clearly yellow forehead of Montane White-eye.
Beskrivelse: This species is sometimes confused with Montane White-eye. I suppose this is because to much attention is given to how narrow or wide the eye-ring is. The eye-ring is, to some extend, variable and not always a useful character.
The two species are not difficult to separate. Montane White-eye has bright yellow forehead, obviously black lores (Abyssinian more faded dark lores) and it is generally much more brightly coloured than the rather "faded" Abyssinicus race of Abyssinian White-eye