Definition of white-eye in English:


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  • A small Old World songbird with a ring of white feathers around the eye.
    • Family Zosteropidae: several genera, in particular Zosterops, and numerous species
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    • We deal with everything from the smallest white-eye to a black vulture, from hedgehogs to jackals.
    • Their destruction and subsequent conversion into layouts sounded the death knell for the loras, white-eyes, garblers and fly-catchers.
    • Two were doves, two were swiftlets, one was a honeyeater, one was a white-eye.

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