feeding in elderberry
This was at the Lake Brunner site. It was cool and raining slightly. No sun was visible. Forest under story was very dense. Noise and wind minimal.
Heard after 5 minute bird count
Silvereye were heard during our 5 minute bird count.
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...