14 April, 2012

Bell Miner

Scientific Name: Manorina melanophrys

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to Australia, where found in wooded areas in the southeast, exclusive of Tasmania. 

Field Notes: Medium-sized, olive-green passerine with yellow bill and legs and orange patch behind the eye. Sociable bird with loud, bell-like call. 

Personal Notes: Seen at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. 

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