Definition of silvereye in English:

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silvereye

Pronunciation: /ˈsilvərˌī/

noun

An Australasian songbird of the white-eye family, with mainly greenish plumage and a white ring around the eye.
  • Genus Zosterops, family Zosteropidae: two or three species
Example sentences
  • Bellbird, yellow-breasted tit, fantail, grey warbler and silvereye were common in all the forests and weka and robins were found in some areas.
  • There are still many native birds in the shrubland including bellbirds, kingfishers, silvereye and the hawk or kahu.
  • The vegetation is varied and the birdlife is abundant - native pigeon, fantail, silvereye, kingfisher, grey warbler to name just a few.

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Syllabification: sil·ver·eye

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