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Silvereye on Harakeke

The Silvereye, Waxeye, White-eye or Tauhou on nectar-rich Harakeke or NZ Flax plant flowers.

The Silvereye is a tiny Tasmanian species (only about 12cm long) found in Australia, New Zealand and some south-western Pacific countries.

They migrate annually across Bass Strait from Tasmania to the Australian mainland and it is thought that the NZ population originated from a flock that was blown off-course during the 1830s.

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Taken on January 2, 2020