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Noisy miner

Manorina melanocephala


Cross-eyed, gregarious, noisy little honey-eaters which often try to get more than just honey. About 300mm long, mostly mottled grey on the breast, darker brown wings, yellow legs and bill, and a black mask with yellow behind each eye which helps it look cross-eyed.


Eastern coast of Australia including Tasmania.


Sometimes regarded as a pest due to their aggressive group attacks on other birds. They really are noisy little gangsters. I think this is a fairly young one but already bold enough to check my camera out.

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103 Comments (1–25)

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago


Desmond.E.S.O 4 years ago

nice bird!

Crasher 4 years ago

Like it


yunseong1 4 years ago

Great shot!

remco.douma 5 years ago

What a cute bird! Lovely portrait.

SarahWhitt 6 years ago

Entertained? YES!! Educated? YES!!
Thanks!! & CONGRATS on SOTD!!
Great lil bird!! I would love it till it started "squawking"!!

honeydogleo 6 years ago

So cute

Congratulations Mark!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Congratulations on Spotting of the Week too! Such a lovely series!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Congratulations once again for SOTW :) Awesome spot :)

MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Congrats on SOTW

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Congratulations again Mark !!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago


Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Wow! Amazing Mark! Congrats!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks again everyone. I'm so glad he has entertained and educated :-)

Argy like Sérgio said this is a "Grand Slam" :-) a 2 on 1,very cool ,super cute capture,i'am happy my friend,congrats and thanks for sharing such a amazing and interesting spotting page

KakyoinNoriaki 6 years ago


Phil_S 6 years ago

Congrats on SOTW! Awesome series!

AshleyT 6 years ago

Congrats on SOTW Mark!

VictoriaMoore 6 years ago

Awesome close up picture!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 6 years ago

Congrats Mark, on your wonderful SOTW!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Congratulations again !!

Congrats Mark!

Congrats Mark!

ceherzog 6 years ago

Way to Go Mark...a winning face for sure!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -38.37, Long: 145.22

Spotted on Jul 7, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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