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Thursday, 29 July 2010

Little Waxeye peeps out from Southern Rata


Kia ora

The waxeye, Zosterops lateralis, is a popular little bird that comes into our gardens looking for berries and nectar. Here he is sitting in a Southern Rata at Hagley Park, Christchurch, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Although their natural habitat is the bush, the waxeye, also known as the silvereye or the white-eye, are unafraid of the populous and are often found in the gardens around our homes where they eat fats and . It is not known whether these little birds are native to Aotearoa/New Zealand and may have, originally, been blown across the Tasman Sea from Australia where they can also be found. Its Māori name, Tauhou, means 'little stranger'.

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Hope you like my choice of wallpaper for this month.

5 comments:

  1. Dear Jeni,

    Your new wallpaper is as lovely as ever. I like how you share photos of your country and region, thus introducing me to the plants and animals of New Zealand. Moreover, your design talent is extraordinary -- wonderful color schemes and the two fonts for the title go so well together. I really like the dramatic dash of the "y" of the yellow "Waxeye." Do you remember the name of that font? It looks familiar, but I couldn't name it.

    Hugs,
    Birgit

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  2. A great photograph and beautiful background!

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  3. Beautiful as ever Jeni ! So Vibrant !

    Thankyou

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  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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