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Bird Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

J.K.M

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Scientific name: Zosterops lateralis

Common Name: Silvereye

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Zosteropidae

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: N and S East including Tasmania, S and SW Australia.

Habitat: Wooded habitat, urban parks and gardens.

Field Notes: Ring of white feathers around the eye, the Tasmanian race shown in my photo have grey throats, chestnut flanks and yellow on the undertail.

Race: Lateralis
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auscraft

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Race cholorocephalus.

Radical revisions of Silvereye races has recently occured
Note: there are Eight (8) Australian races of Silvereye

The race picured here is cholorocephalus or known as the Capricorn Silvereye.
the one from previous thread id Lateralis ( JKM post)

the main difference in these two races is cholorocephalus has a pale yellow-green head including throat and the Lateralis race has white throat and brown flanks
photo by auscraft 2012

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Dusty

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Nice photos JKM and auscraft. Their eyes are amazing aren't they!
 

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on the nest, can you see her? Photo taken, Picnic Island, Lake Illawarra NSW
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