Japanese White-Eyes or Mejiros
[Zosterops japonicus] are small songbirds
found throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
Their song, a bell like “tzee” or “pseet” is
often heard by bird lovers. They are very
acrobatic, often hanging upside down to
eat insects or get nectar.
Though imported from Japan to Oahu in
1929 and then the Big Island in 1937,
they are now the most common birds
found throughout the Islands.
In this painting, I have them perched
amongst the seed-pods of the Royal
Poinciana or flamboyant tree.
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