The White-eye is a small mainly olive green/grey bird with distinctive white-bordered eyes. Various species of White-eye live in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and Australasia.
Various species/subspecies of White-eye are shown above and below. The white eye-ring is made up of small, white feathers.
Thought to be the Broad-ringed White-eye, also called the Montane White-eye, Zosterops poliogastrus, which lives in high altitude habitat in East Africa.
ORIENTAL WHITE-EYE, Zosterops palpebrosus
The Oriental White-eye has a yellowish lime green back with dark wing-tips/tail, a yellow throat/vent and a mainly white front (some buff streaking). It ranges from India to Southeast Asia.
Like all White-eye species, they are sociable, flocking birds. There are several subspecies as well as closely-related species over their range. Male and female have similar plumage.
SILVEREYE (also WAX-EYE), Zosterops lateralis
The Silvereye, also called Wax-eye, of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and some other Pacific islands, has a grey upper back and "shoulders", white front/throat, buff flanks and grey wing-tips/tail.
Shown is the nominal subspecies from New Zealand (self-introduced from Pacific islands in the 1800s).