Noisy Miner

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The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industry/McCann | Bob Winters | Bob Winters

Manorina melanocephala


Medium-sized honeyeater, up to 29 cm. Bill is yellow. Legs are yellow. Skin behind the eye is yellow.


Details
Type
Bird
Group
Animals
Honeyeater
Biology

Breeding season: July to December. Breed in small to large colonies. Several broods may be reared during a single season. The females constructs the nest and incubates the eggs alone. Both sexes care for and feed the young. Additional 'helpers' also feed the young, which are nearly always males.

Distinctive Markings

Grey body. Black crown and cheeks.

Taxonomy
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Meliphagidae

Although Noisy Miner's are moderate in size, they are very aggressive and attack larger birds such as hawks and kookaburras.


Interesting Facts
Diet

Omnivore. Feeds on nectar, fruit and insects. On occassions they will eat small reptiles and amphibians. Food is either taken from trees or on the ground.

Habitat

Found in parklands, open forests and woodlands.

Native Status
Native to Australia
Audio
Sounds
A loud "pwee pwee pwee" and a piping "pee pee pee" when alarmed.