silvereyes

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.