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mini miner bath

juvenile in Ernie's birdbath

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)

(Source: www.ozanimals.com )

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Taken on September 13, 2012