Zosterops lateralis

Zosterops lateralis

silvereye

(Silvereye)

FAMILY

Zosteropidae

Species

Zosterops lateralis

Common name

Silvereye

Main colour

Grey

Distinctive feature

Prominent white eye ring, size 10-12.5 cm

Campus

Cairns

Description

The silvereye is named for the prominent white eye ring. Head and rump are pale olive-coloured and the throat is greenish-yellow. Back and breast are grey but the belly is whitish. Legs and feet grey, eyes brown with prominent eye ring, bill black. Photograph courtesy Ian Montgomery, www.birdway.com.au