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Zosterops lateralis


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. Its Māori name, Tauhou, means "stranger" or more literally, "new arrival" (:wiki)


That cute pair, were frequent visitors in my back yard along with many other birds of their/and other species, at St Albans Christchurch NZ. Pics were snapped from my kitchen window :)

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Oh wow, great spotting, @ShannaB! You were so lucky, well done :)

ShannaB 8 years ago

Great spot Despina! They are so hard to take pics of... they are so small and busy, and shy as you say. I got lucky once, one landed right in front of me... I don't think it realised I was there!

They're very shy birds, so I consider it as a personal victory that I snapped those pics :)
Thank you for your comment, dear @Cammie :)

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

Very pretty

Christchurch, New Zealand

Spotted on Aug 27, 2010
Submitted on Jan 17, 2013


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