The balcony observer's 282th report- Harry's wand & fans (Zosterops japonicus) 3/10 哈利的魔杖與粉絲

by Tsao T-F October. 18, 2020 143 views

【Harry's wand & fans, Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonicus) 3/10 哈利的魔杖與粉絲-綠繡眼】

The Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonicus) is one of the little pilots who come to my balcony most often. The same as the Light-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis) is: They are all greedy for little fruits on my balcony; The difference from the Light-vented bulbul is: the Japanese white-eye also likes to take a bath.

They usually bend down and use their bodies to roll the water droplets on the leaves. Sometimes the drops of water on the leaves are left by the rain, and sometimes I spray them on purpose when I water.

So, what to do after taking a shower? Of course, they will stop on branches to dry their bodies and tidy their feathers!

綠繡眼是最常來我陽台的小飛行員之一。和白頭翁一樣的是:他們都貪吃我陽台上的小果子;和白頭翁不一樣的是:綠繡眼還很喜歡洗澡。

牠們通常會彎下腰,用身體去滾葉子上的水珠。葉子上的水珠有時候是下雨留下來的,有時候是我澆水時故意噴上去的。

那麼,洗完澡後要做什麼呢?當然是停到樹枝上擦乾身體,整理羽毛嘍!

This morning, a Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonicus) call Zuo-Zuo visited my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan. She stopped on Harry Potter's magic wand (Jacaranda mimosifolia). 這天早上一隻叫左左的綠繡眼造訪我的陽台。她停在哈利波特的神奇魔法棒上。

This morning, a Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonicus) call Zuo-Zuo visited my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan. She stopped on Harry Potter's magic wand (Jacaranda mimosifolia). 這天早上一隻叫左左的綠繡眼造訪我的陽台。她停在哈利波特的神奇魔法棒上。

She tilted her neck and noticed many small drops of water on the leaves on my balcony. She decided to take a bath. 她歪著脖子,發現我陽台的葉子上面有很多小水珠。她決定去洗澡。

She tilted her neck and noticed many small drops of water on the leaves on my balcony. She decided to take a bath. 她歪著脖子,發現我陽台的葉子上面有很多小水珠。她決定去洗澡。

After taking a shower, Zuo-Zuo went back to Harry Potter's magic wand. She shook her body. 洗完澡,左左回到哈利波特的神奇魔法棒上。她抖了抖身體。

After taking a shower, Zuo-Zuo went back to Harry Potter's magic wand. She shook her body. 洗完澡,左左回到哈利波特的神奇魔法棒上。她抖了抖身體。

She looks fatter. I think she is the cutest at this time. 她看起來變胖了。我覺得這時候的她最可愛了

She looks fatter. I think she is the cutest at this time. 她看起來變胖了。我覺得這時候的她最可愛了

Oh, did she find my camera lens? 哎呀,我的相機鏡頭被她發現了嗎?

Oh, did she find my camera lens? 哎呀,我的相機鏡頭被她發現了嗎?

Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonicus)

Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonicus) is a small bird commonly found in Taiwan cities. The plumage is mainly yellow-green, with white circles around the eyes. In Taiwan, we call them "tshinn-thi-a" (青笛仔, meaning "green-colored whistle", or 青啼仔, meaning "green squall", or 青弟仔, meaning "green little brother", or 青豬仔, meaning "green piglet" in Taiwanese.

The last wording is the cutest and my favorite.

綠繡眼 (Zosterops japonicus)

綠繡眼是台灣都市常見地小型鳥。全身羽毛以黃綠色為主,眼睛周圍一圈白白的。zoster 希臘文意指「帶子」;ops 希臘文意指「眼」;Zosterops 即指「繡眼鳥」。japonica 拉丁文意指「日本」。學名全意為「產於日本的繡眼鳥 」。

在台灣,我們叫牠們「青笛仔」(tshinn-thi-a),或是「青啼仔」,或是「青弟仔」,或是「青豬仔」。

最後一種寫法最可愛,我最愛。

The other morning, I found a Japanese white-eye called You-You parked on Harry Potter's magic wand. The white flowers next to him is Purple Bauhinia (Bauhinia purpurea Linn.), not Jacaranda. 另一天早上,綠繡眼右右正停在哈利波特的神奇魔法棒上被我發現了。他旁邊的白花是洋紫荊,不是藍花楹。

The other morning, I found a Japanese white-eye called You-You parked on Harry Potter's magic wand. The white flowers next to him is Purple Bauhinia (Bauhinia purpurea Linn.), not Jacaranda. 另一天早上,綠繡眼右右正停在哈利波特的神奇魔法棒上被我發現了。他旁邊的白花是洋紫荊,不是藍花楹。

Oops, I'm sure he found me. 哎呀,我確定他發現我了。

Oops, I'm sure he found me. 哎呀,我確定他發現我了。

In fact, Japanese white eyes are very actively small birds. They are always jumping around between different branches. 其實,綠繡眼是很活潑的小型鳥。他們總是在不同的樹枝間不斷地跳來跳去。

In fact, Japanese white eyes are very actively small birds. They are always jumping around between different branches. 其實,綠繡眼是很活潑的小型鳥。他們總是在不同的樹枝間不斷地跳來跳去。

Look, he's about to take off again... from Harry Potter's magic wand.
你看,他又準備要起飛了...從哈利波特的神奇魔法棒上。

Look, he's about to take off again... from Harry Potter's magic wand. 你看,他又準備要起飛了...從哈利波特的神奇魔法棒上。

to be continued... (未完待續...)

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Camellia Staab 2 days, 6 hours ago

Beautiful captures!

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Tsao T-F Replied to Camellia Staab 9 hours ago

Thanks, Camellia.

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Ki Kin 2 days, 8 hours ago

好可愛的小小鳥 謝謝你的解說 否則我只知綠繡眼一名 , 台語可真奧妙啊。

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Tsao T-F Replied to Ki Kin 9 hours ago

爬網路學到的,有網路真方便!smile

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Brian Scott 2 days, 13 hours ago

Lovely shots, I love these beautiful little birds

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Tsao T-F Replied to Brian Scott 10 hours ago

Thanks, Brian.smile

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Gethin Thomas 2 days, 22 hours ago

Harry Potter's wand has magic powers to attract beautiful birds.grinning

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Tsao T-F Replied to Gethin Thomas 10 hours ago

Yes, Gethin you are so smart. You have said 100% of what I want to say!100

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Adrian Morris 3 days ago

Nice pictures.

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Tsao T-F Replied to Adrian Morris 10 hours ago

Thanks for the comment, Adrian!

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Buster Bruce 3 days ago

Beautiful images bathed in green!

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Tsao T-F Replied to Buster Bruce 10 hours ago

Thanks, Buster.smile

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Jay Boggess 3 days, 3 hours ago

Excellent photography and charming commentary! 
I'm always keen to see what you post!
+1grinning+1

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Tsao T-F Replied to Jay Boggess 10 hours ago

Thanks, Jay.
I also like your posts. They always inspire me!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Tsao T-F 2 hours ago

I'm glad to hear it~
Cheers!
Jay

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