Monday, 30 April 2012

Z: Zosteropidae palpebrosus( Oriental White Eye Warbler)

Oriental White-eye - Zosterops palpebrosus
Oriental White Eye Warbler
Zosteropidae palpebrosus (The Oriental White eye Warbler )

This sub-tropical bird is found mainly in  China as well as Cambodia and throughout Asia. It is a migratory bird and they do their mating in northern China. They migrate in the winter season to South Asia.

These pretty little birds are only 8-9 cms and are very distinctive with their yellow marking over their heads, necks and plumage. This makes them easy to be seen.

They go around in small groups and live on nectar from the flowers and small  insects. There are several different species and they all come in a variety of colours. Which places them in the sub-species.
To find out more Click on the link here

Chestnut White Eye Warbler

Zosteropidae erythropleurus Chestnut Flanked White Eye Warbler

This species is Red listed Endangered and can be seen in Cambodia's bird sanctuary where they are safe.
These birds make theirs nests high up in the trees of the Poplar, Alder, Willow and both varieties of deciduous and evergreen trees and forest. They will lay up to three eggs per nest.

To learn more check out the link here


  1. Wow, I can't even pronounce those Z names for the beautiful birds you chose. I love learning new things. Great post. Congrats on finishing the A to Z Campaign. Nice to meet you. Stop on by and say Hi sometime.

    1. I have learned quite a lot about fish, birds and reptiles whilst on this A-Z but I do believe, you can always find the Latin version of most things, if you search long enough lol

      Thanks for dropping by and Congratulations!

  2. These are birds that I would like to see in my garden. The European goldfinch is the most colourful we get, along with the occasional bullfinch.

    Congratulations on finishing the Challenge, Jenni.

    1. I have replied to this already. For some reason it is not being accepted.

      It would be lovely to see these birds in my garden to although, it would probably be to cold for them here..

      Cheers Jenni

  3. Hi Jenny .. great little birds .. cheers Hilary

  4. Hi Hilary,

    Thank you for reading this little post and I apologise sincerely for the late reply. I seem to have missed this one.