The Cape White-eye, Zosterops pallidus, is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. It is native to southern Africa.
This is a sociable species forming large flocks outside the breeding season. It builds a cup nest in a tree and lays 2-3 unspotted pale blue eggs. The eggs hatch in 11–12 days, and fledging occurs in another 12–13 days. The peak breeding season is September to December.
The Cape White-eye feeds mainly on insects, but also soft fleshy flowers, nectar, fruit and small grains. It readily comes to bird feeders like this little fellow did this morning in my garden. (Gauteng, South Africa) And the apple was soooo tasty!
PHOTOGRAPHY:Birds in my garden
CanonPowerShot S51S
FEATURED in The BIrds
24 June 2012.

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cape white eye, bird, small, yellow, green, apple, bird feeder, garden, south africa, elizabeth kendall

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Comments

  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago
    A very good capture……..Fave!
  • Many thanks for the fave and lovely comment Albert!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    what a cutie Elizabeth and perfectly posed on top of his breakfast! love it.

  • Thanks so much Lynda, he is a gem in any garden! Many thanks for the fav!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 2 years ago

    A beautiful capture Elizabeth & a 5***** fave ;~} Valz

  • Many thanks for the fav and lovely comment Valerie!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • vic321
    vic321over 2 years ago

    Great capture, beautiful

  • Thanks so much Vic, also for adding to your favs!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    The favourite little cousins all the way in SA.. this is beautiful Elizabeth, stunning capture.

  • Thanks very much Andrea! (you inspired me!)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesover 2 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks DottieDees!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago


    Stunning capture!

  • Many thanks Margaret!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 2 years ago

    Such a delightful wee bird and such a wonderfully captured image. Beautiful, Elizabeth.

  • Many thanks Bev for your kind comment! Much appreciated. x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image selected for featuring in the group “The Birds”.

  • Many thanks Wayne, wonderful recognition!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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