silvereye

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Silvereyes are part of a group of birds called White-eyes (for obvious reasons). White-eyes are small yellow-green birds with short pointed bills, brush-tipped tongues like honeyeaters and a ring of white feathers around each eye. This variety is only 12 cm and is the south-eastern form. They are found in forests, woodlands and heaths and have a lovely warbling giggle. When nesting they make a compact cup made of grass, plant-down and hair bound together with cobwebs, in which they lay 2-4 pale blue eggs … sounds like they are residents of fairyland.

3 thoughts on “silvereye

    kiwiskan said:
    August 1, 2014 at 6:20 am

    How much zoom did you have on this? I can never seem to get so close…

      margosnotebook responded:
      August 1, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Fortunately they seem very confident around humans where I photographed them and this one was only 6 feet away. They like the grassy tussocks and clumps of entwined bushes, nesting within I presume, and once I stood still quiet a number, along with fairy wrens, hoped around me.

        kiwiskan said:
        August 2, 2014 at 5:11 am

        beautiful

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