Feeding Time: NZ tauhou or silvereyes

By Brendan Moyle 03/10/2013


The tauhou or silvereye (or waxeye, depending on what common name you were acquainted with) is a recent immigrant to NZ.  They established themselves from a population from Australia in the 1850s.  With their natural colonisation (cross-Tasman winds) they’re considered a native bird.  Many of our native birds do in fact, have an Australian origin.  
 
What is better than one tauhou, is three 🙂  Afterall, they usually move around in flocks.  The shot has been taken in my garden using my a700 and 300/4 G lens.