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  Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)





Noisy Miner | Manorina melanocephala photo
Noisy Miner at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane.

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Noisy Miner | Manorina melanocephala photo
Noisy Miner at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.

Noisy Miner | Manorina melanocephala photo
Noisy Miner at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.

Noisy Miner | Manorina melanocephala photo
Noisy Miner

Photograph copyright: Nickolay Tilcheff - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Noisy Miner | Manorina melanocephala photo
Noisy Miner

Photograph copyright: Nickolay Tilcheff - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



NOISY MINER FACTS

Description
The Noisy Miner has a grey body and black crown and cheeks. The bill is yellow, Has patch of bare yellow skin behind eye.

Size
26cm

Habitat
woodlands, open forests, parks and gardens

Food
nectar, fruits and insects

Breeding
Untidy large cup of twigs and grasses bound with spiders web lined with finer material, build about 2-10 m in tree fork or branch. Lays 2-4 buff-white speckled eggs.

Range
northern Queensland along the eastern coast to South Australia and Tasmania



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Meliphagidae
Genus:Manorina
Species:melanocephala
Common Name:Noisy Miner

Relatives in same Genus
  Yellow-throated Miner (M. flavigula)
  Bell Miner (M. melanophrys)