Zosterops lateralis (Latham, 1801)

Upper body grey and underparts grey-white. Head and wings pale green, sides of body pale brown or red-brown (chestnut). Tail pale yellow underneath. White ring around the eye. Silvereyes breed in spring and summer. During the breeding season they are found in pairs and will actively defend their territory. At other times they form large flocks. In winter, local populations migrate north, being replaced by birds arriving from the south. They can be a pest, feeding on grapes and other fruit, but also feed on insects

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What habitats does Zosterops lateralis live in?

Coastal heath, shrublands, forests, farms, and urban areas

What is the distribution of Zosterops lateralis?

Southern and eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Zosterops lateralis grow?

Body up to 12 cm long

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