Bird fun: Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – Week of June 25, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

The silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) – also known as the wax-eye, or sometimes white eye  is a small olive green forest bird with white rings around its eyes.

These friendly birds were self introduced in the 1800s and now have a wide distribution throughout New Zealand. They have made the forest their home and are now among the most common bird in suburbia too. The subtle calling of the flock as they move through the forest is pleasant music in an iPod-free forest.

Silvereye feeding on kiwifruit.



4 comments on “Bird fun: Wordless Wednesday

    • Thanks it was the second day that all these tiny birds were feeding on the fruit and also “mieliepap” (corn porridge!) The sparrows do not like it that much but these wax-eyes were going mad!

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