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Japanese White-eye
  Zosterops japonica
Japanese White-eye

Characteristics:
About 11 cm long. Bright green upperparts, yellow throat and vent with conspicuous white eyering.

Distribution:
Resident. Commonly seen in woodland and major urban parks.

Habits:
Often in large flocks in winter. Found everywhere. Constantly emits soft tzee note to keep in close contact with its peers. Feeds on fruits, nectar, pollen and insects. Breeding season from March to August. Grass cup nest attached to a twig.


Photo: Cheung Ho Fai

 
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