A tail less Silvereye
A sick silvereye in the flock. We bleached and shut down our sugar water feeder after seeing this bird. We'll put it back up in a couple of days. We don't want to encourage the spread of avian diseases.
Numerous (>10) silvereyes visiting sugar water feeder over 25 minute period.
they are in foliage usually.
Silvereyes are always quick to find our flax/wharariki soon after it starts flowering.
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...