|Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus) in a plumeria tree.|
|Japanese White-eyes are also called by their Japanese name, Mejiro.|
|...that white eye ring stands out against the yellow and olive-green feathers!|
|A cute bird in a beautiful plumeria tree...|
|If you visit Maui, you'll see one of these sweet birds. They live in all environments, wet, dry, urban, suburban, rural, and even on the way up the volcano!|
Click here for more information on White-eyes in Hawaii, including one positive benefit of their presence...Japanese White-eyes might be able to be "replacement pollinators" for certain plants that used to be pollinated by native species of birds that have become extinct.
I photographed this bird on 6-28-2013 on Maui.