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White-Eye Family • Family Zosteropidae
The white-eyes are small passerine birds native to Australasia, Africa, and southern Asia. They are also found on many islands in the Indian and Pacific Ocean, with many species endemic to a single island.

The term ‘white-eye’ makes to the distinctive white eye-ring, encircled with a thin black outer ring. All the species are sociable by nature, often forming large flocks, especially when migrating or during breeding.

Many are insectivorous, but also eat nectar and fruit. In Australia, they have become a problem for some orchards and vineyards.
 

 

Common Name Scientific Name Where Found
Silvereye, White-eye, Wax-eye Zosterops  
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
   

Other links - White-Eye

The Internet Bird Collection (IBC)
• A non-profit endeavour with the ultimate goal of disseminating knowledge about the world's avifauna. It is an on-line audiovisual library of footage of the world's birds that is available to the general public free of charge - check out the ZOSTEROPIDAE (White-eyes).
 
 

Source:
White-eye. (2007, July 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:03, August 13, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=White-eye&oldid=143607850
 
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