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    Default Help me identify this bird

    I need help to get at least the common name for the bird in the attached image. A pair of them hang around our lawn (especially when I'm feeding the sparrows).

    The image ain't great, mainly because my camera's 4x optical zoom is inadequate, but you'll get the idea. It's about the size of a finch; the colour is kinda khaki/olive green on his back, and light brown underneath.

    The distinguishing feature is the almost complete yellow colour around the eyes. I sorta thought it was called a yellow eye, but according to this website there's no such bird.

    Any ideas please?
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    Default Re: Help me identify this bird

    Might be a rifleman?

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    Default Re: Help me identify this bird

    It is a Silver Eye aka Wax Eye
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    Default Re: Help me identify this bird

    Commonly known as Waxeye or Silvereye

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvereye

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    Default Re: Help me identify this bird

    I would say it's a Waxeye, those guys call them Silvereye.

    http://www.nzbirds.com/birds/tauhou.html
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    Default Re: Help me identify this bird

    Yep it's a Waxeye.
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    Default Re: Help me identify this bird

    Silvereye

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    You guys are awesome! It's been a titgetter (aka something that gets on my tits 'cos it's been bugging me for ages).

    Thanks tons!
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    You guys are awesome! It's been a titgetter (aka something that gets on my tits 'cos it's been bugging me for ages).

    Thanks tons!
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    Default Re: Help me identify this bird

    Hmm. After a second look at Wikipedia's page it seems that it's not what we thought. The circular colour around the bird's eyes is definitly yellow - not white nor silverish at all. Have I encountered a new sub-species?
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