03 July, 2012

Noisy Miner

Scientific Name: Manorina melanocephala

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to Australia where commonly found in eucalyptus woodland and urban areas of eastern Australia.

Field Notes: Medium-sized grey passerine with white forehead and black crown. Underparts white. Bill decurved and yellow. Also with yellow patch being eye and in wing. Yellow-throated Miner with yellow patch beside throat. Black-eared Miner with black patch behind eye, not crown.

Personal Notes: Noisy, cheeky birds seen in Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens.

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