Palila Forest Discovery Trail

Mejiro (c) Laitche


(Japanese white-eye)

Zosterops japonicus,


The Mejiro or Japanese white-eye is a small green bird originally from Japan and was introduced on Hawai‘i Island in 1937. In Hawai‘i, they compete with ‘amakihi and other native birds. You have probably seen these birds flit about your home, though they can also be found in remote forests like this.