1900Stark & SclaterBirds of S. Afr.I. 298Zosteropidae. The ‘White-eyes,’ so-called from the conspicuous ring of white feathers which encircles the eyes of the majority of the species, are birds of small size and very uniform style of coloration.
1903A.F. TrotterOld Cape Col. 216Little white eyes, greenish in colour, with white circles round each eye.
1936E.L. GillFirst Guide to S. Afr. Birds 41This is the white-eye of the Western Province, abundant from Cape Town to about Port Elizabeth, beyond which the white eyes have more yellow on the forehead and are known as the sub-species atmorii, characteristic of the Eastern Province.
1971Personality 2 Apr. 25Birds had made themselves at home in the garden — brilliant sunbirds of several kinds, chattering white-eyes, finches, robins and thrushes.
1987Fair Lady 18 Feb. 147A small yellow-green White Eye is perched in a tangle of twigs within arm’s reach.
Unfortunately you are using a browser that is either outdated or not supported.
To view the content of dsae.co.za with full functionality, please use the latest version of one of the browsers hyperlinked below.