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Silvereye

Zosterops lateralis

ML201992801

IBC1578947

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Robert Humphries
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Booragoon
Melville, Western Australia, Australia
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Latitude and Longitude -32.0452, 115.8348 Map

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Silvereyes and a Brown Honeyeater competing at a garden nectar feeder. Silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis) are part of a widespread species complex that occurs across southern Australia, in eastern Australia, New Zealand and the adjacent Pacific Islands. They usually travel in small flocks in habitats with sufficient shrubby vegetation, looking for fruit, nectar and insects. In southern Australia they are often considered pests because they attack domestic fruit crops, particularly grapes and figs. These Silvereyes were members of a small flock that was feeding at a nectar feeder in a suburban garden in Booragoon, a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. A Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta) attempted to feed several times, but was repulsed by the Silvereyes until they had finished. Elevation: 24 m. Date added to IBC: April 21, 2019.

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IBC scientific name: Zosterops lateralis chloronotus.

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