Kaapse Glasogie/Cape white-eye
Die Kaapse glasogie (Zosterops capensis of Zosterops pallidus capensis) is ‘n algemene standvoël in boomveld, woude, ruigtes, plantasies en tuine. Die voël is 11 cm groot en weeg 11 gram. In Engels staan die voël bekend as die Cape White-eye.
This species is about 12 cm long with rounded wings, strong legs, and a conspicuous ring of white feathers round the eyes. The upperparts are green, and the throat and vent are bright yellow. The members of the Z. v. capensis has a grey breast and belly, whereas Z. v. virens has a greenish-yellow breast and belly.
They are very vocal, and constantly keep in touch with soft trilled pee, pree or pirreee callnotes. The song consists of repeated long jerky phrases of sweet reedy notes, varying in pitch, volume and temp, usually starting off with teee teee or pirrup pirrup notes, then becoming a fast rambled jumble of notes, which may incorporate mimicked phrases of other birdcalls.