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Japanese White eye in the Flame Trees

The Japanese White Eye:

Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonica (simplex)) are an East Asian bird that are resident in Hong Kong, a natural part of Hong Kong’s ecology and a common pet. They are sociable birds often joining flocks of other birds. When in their own groups, they have a social hierarchy established through varying physical displays. Both sexes flex, flutter and vibrate their wings, as well as opening their beaks and rapidly snapping them shut. Males establish their dominance based on who can shrill the loudest. Omnivorous birds, they feed on insects, nectar and fruit. The consumption of pollen has lead to ‘orange-headed’ varieties.

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Taken on February 3, 2008