Fallen silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) nest found lying on forest floor. Bryophytes used to make outer wall of nest growing (these mostly Thuidium furfurosum and Hypnum cupressiforme)
Stunned himself on a window but was fine after a rest.
A Zosterops lateralis (Wax-eye, white-eye, silver-eye) pausing while feeding on the berries of an Ilex aquifolium (Holly) tree. If you zoom in you can see the berry pulp on its beak.
A Zosterops lateralis (Wax-eye, white-eye, silver-eye) feeding on the berries of an Ilex aquifolium (Holly) tree.
I particularly liked the background in this shot, with the colors from (overcast) sky mixing with the green and reds of farther branches of the tree.
A pair of Zosterops lateralis (wax-eye, white-eye, silver-eye) having a snuggle in a native tree growing over our front lawn.
They are bathed in the light of the setting sun, and have just been grooming each other and generally carrying on.
Common in podocarp-broadleaved forest
A silvereye lying dead on the side of our shared driveway. Cause of death unknown.
The white-eyes are small passerine birds native to tropical, subtropical and temperate Sub-Saharan Africa, southern and eastern Asia, and Australasia. White-eyes inhabit most tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, the western Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf of Guinea. Discounting some widespread members of the genus Zosterops, most species are endemic to single islands or archipelagos. The Silvereye, Zosterops lateralis, naturally colonised New Zealand, where it is known as the "Wax-eye" or Tauhau ("stranger"), from 1855. The...