Silvereye - Zosterops lateralis - 11–13 cm. I only managed to get 1 shot of this bird.
The many races occupy diverse habitats: eucalypti woodland, forest, coastal heath, mallee, mangroves and many other vegetation types; also can be found in gardens, orchards and vineyards. Foraging Silvereyes are lively, busily active little birds, constantly on the move; they depart to the next patch of shrubbery with brisk, bouncy flight and much calling. All races are gregarious: after breeding they gather into small parties and then into large flocks, these foraging through foliage of trees and undergrowth.
Major migrations occur along Australia’s E coast. The southernmost populations seem to undertake the longest migrations to escape the approaching southern winter.
Sep.–Jan. Builds a small, deep cup of fine grass and other plant matter bound with webs. In drier regions the nests are the pale golden buff of freshly-dried grass; in more humid coastal regions such as Tasmania, and elsewhere that such materials are available, the nest may be quite green with fine threads of moss. The nest is suspended by the rim from slender twigs, usually well hidden in the dense foliage of a shrub or a tree’s lower canopy. Usual clutch 2–4 eggs. Both parents share the nest building, incubation of eggs (10 days), and feeding of the young.
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