Silvereye

About the Silvereye

Also known as: White-eye, Wax-eye, Tauhou

The Silvereye is a small species of songbird native to Australia, New Zealand, and other islands in the south Pacific. It is also known as the Wax-eye or the White-eye.

There are 16 sub-species of Silvereye with several degrees of plumage variations. Most birds are overall a drab olive-brown color. And they all have a bright and conspicuous white eye-ring.

Silvereyes eat a wide variety of food items, including berries and fruit as well as insects and suet. They will also visit feeding stations.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 04 December 2012
Scientific Name
Zosterops lateralis
  • Passeriformes
  • Zosteropidae
  • Zosterops
  • Z. lateralis
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 28 January 2015)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
4.3 to 5.1 inches
.35 ounces

International Names

Chinese 灰胸绣眼鸟
Czech kruhoočko australopacifické
Danish Grårygget Brillefugl
Dutch Australische Brilvogel
Finnish hopearilli
French Zostérops à dos gris
German Graumantel-Brillenvogel
Italian Occhialino dorsogrigio
Japanese ハイムネメジロ [haimunemejiro]
Norwegian Gråbrystbrillefugl
Polish szlarnik rdzawoboczny
Russian Серебряная белоглазка
Spanish Ojiblanco de Lomo Gris
Swedish Gråryggad glasögonfågel
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