Jeju Gotjawal

Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus) 동박새

by on Aug.11, 2010, under birds

Characteristics : The whole size is about 11.5cm. The upper body and the under joint is greenish-yellow and the abdomen is white. The chest and flank is brown. The eyeline is clear and white. The bill is sharp and slim and banded downward.

Ecology : They like forests with many trees. They live by group except for the reproduction season. They eat spiders, acarid, and insects. Also they like the honey of camellia and cherry blossom and group together while the flowers are effloresced. In winter, because they like mellow persimmon they are easily seen near the buildings with many trees. In Jeju island they like eating oranges.

Where you can see this species at Dongbaekdongsan : In Jeju island, they are permanent birds and live near the orange farm, valley with pine trees, Gotjawal, deciduous broadleaf trees. They are also seen easily from the low seashore to deciduous broadleaf forests with many trees. In Camellia hill, they are easily seen in the edge of forests and the inside of the forests.

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