Oriental White-eye


Hindi name: Babuna

Oriental white-eye is easily identifiable by its distinctive white eye-ring.

How does the bird appear…

It has yellowish olive upper parts, a white eye ring, yellow throat and vent. Belly is whitish-grey. Both sexes are alike.

 Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It inhabits deciduous forest, broadleaf evergreen/semi-evergreen forest and swamp-forest and also forest edge.


It forages in small groups. It is omnivorous and takes seed, fruits, nectar, small buds, insects etc.

 Breeding & Nesting

It breeds between February to September but peak is during April. Nest is cup shaped structure placed in fork of branch. Eggs hatch in about 10 days.

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