Silvereye

Silvereye
Audio: Radio New Zealand. Images: Flickr.
Also known as:Wax-eye
Scientific Name:Zosterops lateralis
Māori Name:Tauhou
Conservation status:Least Concern
Found at The BrookYes

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.

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