Cornwall Park

CORNWALL PARK

Silver-eye

SILVER-EYE

Tauhou (Zosterops lateralis)

General

These friendly little birds are self-introduced from Australia around 1800. The name Tauhou means 'stranger' or more literally 'new arrival'.

Description

Olive green and grey upper body with buff and grey underneath, prominent white/silver rings around each eye.

Distribution

In Cornwall Park they can be seen in the olive trees and the blueberry ash trees. They now have a wide distribution throughout NZ.

Food

Silvereyes feed on insects, grubs, spiders as well as small fruit and nectar.

Voice

Conversational twitter is a sharp 'twee', males will make a quiet warbling song with trills and slurs during breeding season.

Silver-eye Locations

Silver-eyes in Cornwall Park

See a map of the common locations Silver-eyes are found.

Cornwall Birds