Monday, January 23, 2012

Japanese White-eye

Continuing with photos taken on our Hawaii trip, today I have photos of another alien species, the Japanese White-eye. In Japan, this bird is know as Mejiro. It was introduced to Hawaii somewhere around 1927 as part of an insect control plan. This bird has done very well as they utilize a wide variety of food sources, including insects, larvae, fruits and nectar. This has helped make it the most common bird on the Hawaiian Islands.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Our condo had a balcony on the second floor where I had my breakfast. This made it a great spot to get photos if the White-eyes as they came through in the morning.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Yes, you’re a cutie.


Kay said...

Beautiful shots.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

No question as to how they came by their name. Neat bird.

Andrew said...

Wonderful captures..

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

What a sweet little bird! Balcony imagery is a favorite obsession - just sit with coffee, watch for birdies coming by. Lovely!

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