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This small, olive-green bird lives in the dense forest on the centre of Heron Island. It usually nests high in the trees and generally goes unnoticed by the tourists, but for one scientist in particular it's been a lifetime work. In 1964, Jiro Kikkawa began banding Island Silvereye chicks. The film follows a pair of young birds as they breed for the first time. The Silvereyes are a good example of how wildlife reacts to changes. The story of the young pair illustrates the struggle for survival on this 'island paradise'.

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Richard Campbell
John Van Den Beld
Richard Campbell
Executive Producers
Dione Gilmour

Production Details

Production Completion
Natural history and environment
Production Company
ABC TV Natural History Unit


International Sales
ABC Content Sales  Television New Zealand