Waxeyes, or silvereyes, are a type of small, passerine bird found in many areas of Australia and New Zealand. They are easily identifiable by their bright white eyebrow and yellow-green feathers. As they are common garden visitors, many people wonder where waxeyes nest. This article will discuss the process of identifying waxeyes and the various nests they use.
Waxeyes are small birds, measuring between 11 and 13 cm in length. They have a distinctive white eyebrow above their eyes and a yellow-green body and wings. They also have a white throat and a greyish-brown head and back. They are often found in small flocks, actively foraging for food or perched in trees.
Waxeyes are cavity-nesters, which means they build their nests in natural cavities in trees or shrubs. They may also use artificial cavities such as birdhouses. Waxeye nests are typically made of grasses and mosses, and lined with feathers, fur, and other soft materials. The female typically lays three to five eggs, which are whitish with brown and purple markings.
The eggs usually hatch in around two weeks and the young fledge about two weeks later. Waxeyes may have two or three broods per season, and the young may remain with their parents for a few weeks after they fledge.
Waxeyes are common and easily identifiable birds that can be found in gardens and parks throughout Australia and New Zealand. While they are often seen foraging or perched in trees, they nest in cavities in trees or shrubs, and may also use artificial cavities such as birdhouses. The female typically lays three to five eggs, which take around two weeks to hatch. Waxeyes may have two or three broods per season, and the young may remain with their parents for a few weeks after they fledge.