Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Silver Eye

Silver eye.

Paint box of feathers
Subtle and bright
On this flying easel

The silvereye or wax-eye (Zosterops lateralis) is a very small omnivorous passerine bird of the south-west pacific. In Australia and New Zealand its common name is sometimes shortened to white-eye, but this name is more commonly used to refer to all members of the genus Zosterops, or the entire family Zosteropidae.

In New Zealand, the silvereye was first recorded in 1832. It arrived in greater numbers in 1856, and it is assumed that a migrating flock was swept eastwards by a storm.\ As an apparently self-introduced bird it is protected as a native New Zealand species ~ Bernard

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