Bird Families

Golden-throated White-Eye / Zosterops atrifrons

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Brown-eyed white-eyed (Zosterops erythropleurus) distributed in Europe and Asia. Usually she settles on the outskirts of forests, in plantings, forest belts, clearings, thickets of bushes.

Appearance

Brown-sided white-eyed - a bright and beautiful bird. Its color makes it easy to hide in the foliage of trees. The plumage of the head is green, yellow under the beak. The breast has a pleasant blue color, brown spots on the sides (because of which it got its name). The plumage of the back and wings are darker, the lower part of the body is light, the legs are dirty blue. The beak is small, black and blue. Another distinctive feature of the white-eyed is the white edging around the eyes. The color of the female is somewhat dimmer than that of the male. The brown-sided white-eyed is a very tiny bird, its body length reaches only 12 cm.

Food

Brown-sided white-eyed can be called omnivorous, it eats both plant and animal food, the composition of which changes depending on the season. In early spring, she eats a large number of insects, often catching them on the fly (dipterans, beetles, butterflies, dragonflies). Also, the white-eye does not refuse grasshoppers, spiders, larvae, worms, grains and young leaves. By the end of summer, when a large number of berries and fruits ripen, white-eyed women switch to them.

Reproduction

Couples at white-eyed white-eyed are monogamous and often exist throughout their lives. Birds build nests in the crowns of trees using dry twigs, grass, bark, foliage and, holding it all together with clay and mud, create a dwelling. In clutch of white-eyed moths there are 4-6 eggs, the female incubates them for two weeks. Both parents feed the chicks.

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