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The really Angry Birds: Cross-eyed creatures look like they've just flown out of an iPad



With the unique white rings encircling its eyes, looks like only one of the feathered star of the hit video game Angry birds silvereye.

No computer wizardry at work here, though. Silvereye is an eye-opener real life.

Also known as wax-eye, or white-eye, the diminutive bird is found in New Zealand, as well as Australia and some of the southwest Pacific Islands, including Fiji.

They feed on a variety of food, invertebrate, fruit and nectar and feed in flocks over winter gardens and parks from the bird table, eating fat, cooked meat, and bread and sugar water.

Here they are pictured tucking into a delicious apple.




They feed on nectar courtesy of a specially adapted tongue, bristles, allowing them to lick it.

Silvereyes stay in pairs all year but in winter they form large flocks, often flying at night in search of food.

As forthcoming in the time of breeding pairs break away to form individual territories and the first year birds paired up. Prolific breeders, they raised broods per season 2:58, there are between 2-5 eggs per brood.




Both adults incubate for about 11 days and the chicks start in about 10 days. The young are independent in three weeks and family about nine months old.

They recorded that the little birds live up to 12 years old.

The Silvereye was first recorded in New Zealand in 1832, but came to wider numbers in 1856.


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