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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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97 Comments (1–25)

James McNair
James McNair 8 years ago


Desmond.E.S.O 8 years ago

nice bird!

Crasher 9 years ago

Like it


yunseong1 9 years ago

Great shot!

remco.douma 9 years ago

What a cute bird! Lovely portrait.

SarahWhitt 10 years ago

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

honeydogleo 10 years ago

So cute

Congratulations Mark!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

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

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Congratulations once again for SOTW :) Awesome spot :)

MacChristiansen 11 years ago

Congrats on SOTW

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Congratulations again Mark !!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 11 years ago


Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Wow! Amazing Mark! Congrats!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 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

DinDjarin 11 years ago


Phil_S 11 years ago

Congrats on SOTW! Awesome series!

AshleyT 11 years ago

Congrats on SOTW Mark!

VictoriaMoore 11 years ago

Awesome close up picture!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago

Congrats Mark, on your wonderful SOTW!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

Congratulations again !!

Congrats Mark!

AgnesAdiqueTalavera 11 years ago

Congrats Mark!

ceherzog 11 years ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Crib Point, Victoria, Australia

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

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