Unusual colouring with extra 'tongue'
Near the feeder was a flowering aloe of some sort which the white-eyes and sunbirds were enjoying. They were also joined every now and then by an Olive Bushshrike, but unfortunately I never got a photo of him.
There were silvereyes and lots of blackbirds feeding on these holly fruit.
One of our chickens eating a dead silvereye on our lawn. It's not clear what killed the silvereye. It may have just succumbed to the cold winter nights we've been having.
A soaked bird.
綠繡眼 相思仔Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonicus)
In the bare cherry tree beside my house.
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...