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Noisy Miner (nesting)

Manorina melanocephala

Description:

The Noisy Miner is a bold and curious bird, and is an Australian native. I just happened to look up when I heard fluttering in the tree and saw a face looking back at me. It was the changing of the guard - one bird getting off the nest and the other getting on. I'll keep an eye on the nest over the next few weeks. Info on the species can be found at one of my previous spottings at this same location - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/246...

Habitat:

Nesting in a tree (species unknown) at Metroplex on Gateway in the Brisbane suburb of Murarrie. These trees are popular with the Miners, so as soon as they flower I will try to ascertain the species.

Notes:

It's still so warm in Brisbane, even though we are well and truly into winter. Odd that they should be nesting at this time of year. >>>>> Update - June 25, 2014 - The eggs have hatched. I can hear chirping from the nest. The parents are very aggressive towards humans and other birds, particularly the butcherbirds. >>>>> And here are the chicks one week later - July 03, 2014 - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/423...

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3 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 9 years ago

Sending over mine...I have two!!!!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 years ago

Thanks, Sukanya. I might have to get a ladder.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 9 years ago

Good luck!

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jun 18, 2014
Submitted on Jun 18, 2014

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