Birds of Morni: Oriental white-eye

Oriental White-eye is a tiny olive-yellow bird with a white belly. It has a prominent white eye-ring. It is commonly found in flocks in scrub forests. They feed on insects, fruit and nectar and pollinate flowers. They prefer the safety of trees and rarely venture on ground.

Oriental White-eye, Valley of Tikkar, Morni hills (Photo courtesy KS Bains)
Oriental White-eye, Valley of Tikkar, Morni hills (Photo courtesy KS Bains)
Oriental White-eye feeding on lantana berries, Valley of Tikkar, Morni hills (Photo courtesy KS Bains)
Oriental White-eye feeding on berries, Valley of Tikkar, Morni hills (Photo courtesy KS Bains)
Oriental White-eye incubating her eggs, Valley of Tikkar, Morni Hills (Photo courtesy KS Bains, April)
Oriental White-eye incubating her eggs, Valley of Tikkar, Morni Hills (Photo courtesy KS Bains, April)
Nest and eggs of Oriental White-eye, Valley of Tikkar, Morni Hills (Photo courtesy KS Bains, April)
Nest and eggs of Oriental White-eye, Valley of Tikkar, Morni Hills (Photo courtesy KS Bains, April)