These Silvereyes have a cheeky look about them. They are often seen in summer on the watering equipment like the one at right.
They are not appreciated in the vineyards at all because they puncture the fruit with their beak and the puncture then triggers an increase in sugar in the fruit. The leaking sugar then attracts insects.
There are lots of these Red-browed Firetails around here. I believe (without knowing for sure) that they originated with the release of captive birds. I believe they are native to the Eastern states.
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