Zosterops lateralis

The Silvereye is one of the commonest small birds of the metropolitan area. Outside the breeding season it forms feeding flocks of up to 100 birds, foraging through the bush for insects. Silvereyes also like fruit, and can cause serious damage in vineyards.

  • Length: 11-13cm
  • Clutch Size: 2-4

Drawings kindly provided by Pam. Text by David Free. Photographs by David Free and Mike Bouette. Audio clips provided by David Secomb.