Japanese White-eye or mejiro

My missus recently started to put out cut Mandarin oranges in the garden…
In no time, came a couple of Japanese white eyes…
Native to the Japanese islands… and the local name is mejiro (メジロ, 目白), literally, ‘white eye’…
We normally put out the orange early…
And before 7 am, the birds will come…
They appear to be the same couple…
While one feeds on the orange, the other bird waits nearby…
Initially, the birds were cautious… the distance between us and them is about 2 meters…
I had to hide behind the curtains to photograph them…
After a few days, they got used to us watching…
This one has became brave enough to show me her tongue…
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24 thoughts on “Japanese White-eye or mejiro

  1. Wow cute white eyed birds and already showing its tongue haha..Bananaz do have mynas flying to the fountain at our balcony for a sip and a bath when the weather gets too hot and occasionally would leave some scooped papaya skin at the flower pot for them to feed on. They are getting bolder too as our living room is quite near the balcony.

  2. Hey, immediately after reading this post, I left a sliced a mandarin orange outside. Not long after, a yellow-vented Bulbul came to feast, followed by a monitor lizard. Thanks for the tip.

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