A Tauhou (Silvereye) perched on a branch among foliage.


I doubt there is a New Zealander alive who hasn’t seen a flock of Tauhou (Silvereye, Waxeye, Zosterops lateralis) flitting about the trees.

These abundant, and beautiful, little birds can be seen in my garden every day, which is where this one was photographed.

I remember when I was a child that Mum would put out bacon rinds on the bird table and Tauhou would always turn up.

This photo was not taken in the middle of a main road; I don’t want to pinpoint a family home, so it’s in the general area.



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