Silvereye, TauhouZosterops lateralis
Bird SongsSilvereye/tauhou song
New Zealand status: Native
Conservation status: Not Threatened
The silvereye/tauhou is one of New Zealand’s most abundant and widespread bird species.
Silvereyes/tauhou are small songbirds that are easily recognised by their bright white eye-ring. Their plumage is mainly olive-green above and cream below, with both male and female having similar looks. They produce a range of high-pitched and melodious calls including warbles and trills.
They are active birds that forage in parklands, woodlands, suburban gardens, forests and scrublands.