9 Jun 2024


Silvereyes are one of the commonest small passerines to be found in Australia. They're frequently found in gardens and parks as well as in the wider countryside. We regularly get them in our daughters garden in north east Victoria and this trip was no exception.

Looking at the photos of a bird I'd photographed feeding on insects hiding beneath the autumn leaves I was struck as to how rufous the flanks were. Something I'd not seen in other local birds before. A little bit of research suggested that it could be one of the migratory Tasmanian subspecies. These breed in Tasmania and move to the mainland in the autumn and winter. 

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