Canon 500D
Noise Miner
Photo taken in Picton Botanic Garden
NSW
Australia

Featured Photography in RedBubble EXPLORE Page, January 2014
Featured in The Birds Group, May 2011
Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group, May 2011

Scientific name: Manorina melanocephala
Family: Meliphagidae
Order: Passeriformes
The Noisy Miner is a bold and curious bird. It is identified by its mostly grey body and black crown and cheeks. The bill is yellow, as are the legs and the naked skin behind the eye. The name is well suited as the common calls are uttered repeatedly by the members of the colony.

Noisy Miners range from northern Queensland along the eastern coast to South Australia and Tasmania.
Noisy Miners are found in woodlands and open forests. They have also become well adapted to suburban situations and are a common sight in parks and gardens.
The Noisy Miner feeds on nectar, fruits and insects. Very occasionally they will eat small reptiles and amphibians. Food is either taken from trees or on the ground. In keeping with its highly social nature, the Noisy Miner usually feeds in large groups.

Noisy Miners breed in small to large colonies and several broods may be reared during a single season. The female constructs the nest and incubates the eggs alone, but both sexes will care for and feed the young birds. Additional ‘helpers’ usually also feed the young. Interestingly, these helpers are almost always male birds.

INFORMATION FROM
BIRDS IN BACKYARDS

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Comments

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 3 years ago

    BRILLIANT WORK!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Vitta!!! ☺♥

    – Evita

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

  • Vicki73
    Vicki73over 3 years ago

    Nice shot Evita….I’m glad I got the name right when I posted my Noisy Minor up…as I used to call them butcher birds! Well Done Looks great on the card doesn’t he! ;)

  • Thank you Vicki!!! ☺♥
    also a big thank you too for making me aware I misspelled it too…☺☺☺

    – Evita

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    OOO Evita .. he’s beautiful!!!!!!!!! So unusual!!!! And i love your photography … perfect exposure and background!!!!! A fave for sure!!!!

  • Thnak you so much dear Lois, you are very kind!!!
    I’m delighted you like it!!!! hugzzz xxx ☺♥

    – Evita

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture of this beautiful bird.

  • Thank you very much Rebecca!!! ☺♥

    – Evita

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 3 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Thank you Cheryl !!! ☺♥

    – Evita

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Evita, love the blurry background too.

  • Thank you very much Andrea !!! ☺♥

    – Evita

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    I like these little birds. A nice capture Evita.

  • Thank you Al !!! ☺♥

    – Evita

  • Pat Moore
    Pat Mooreover 3 years ago

    Great capture!!!!!

  • Thank you Pat !!! ☺♥

    – Evita

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature Trish!!! ☺♥

    – Evita

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