16 July 2019 Birds

Tauhou, Silvereye, Waxeye

A partially protected native bird. Because Silvereyes colonised naturally they have been classified as a native species. Silvereyes can cause considerable damage to grapes and fruit crops although they often feed on fruit already damaged by other birds. Always present in the arboretum in small groups feeding on insects in the branches. They also feed on crab apples in winter.