“While in transit at a hotel, we saw a flock of 15-16 Japanese White-eyes (Zosterops japonicas simplex) feeding in the early morning.
“These resident white-eyes are known to visit parks, urban environments, even apartment balconies.
“They were relatively unafraid of us, allowing a close approach, as they were busy foraging for caterpillars and insects in the cold morning on roadside trees.
“They have a almost continual, high pitched, ‘communal’ call as they feed together (above). Sonogram is also given above.
“A few birds had a darker flanks and breast with a ‘dirty’, less bright head and I wondered if they were Zosterops japonicus japonicas, which are migrants (above, below).
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
14th December 2014
Location: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Habitat: Urban Environment