Japanese White-eye

The mikan oranges that we put in the bush in our garden are absolutely irresistible for Japanese white-eyes (mejiro). So many of them come into the garden (or maybe it’s the same ones many times) that we hardly notice them now. However, they really are pretty little birds and so I have to post some of my better shots here. They are quite timid so they tend to fly into the bush from below and then hop from twig to twig until they can pop out right next to the fruit. It’s comical to see their heads appear next to the mikan.

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Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Zosterops japonicus
Japanese White-eye = mejiro