Tauhou (Zosterops lateralis)
These friendly little birds are self-introduced from Australia around 1800. The name Tauhou means 'stranger' or more literally 'new arrival'.
Olive green and grey upper body with buff and grey underneath, prominent white/silver rings around each eye.
In Cornwall Park they can be seen in the olive trees and the blueberry ash trees. They now have a wide distribution throughout NZ.
Silvereyes feed on insects, grubs, spiders as well as small fruit and nectar.
Conversational twitter is a sharp 'twee', males will make a quiet warbling song with trills and slurs during breeding season.