Noisy Miner
Murray Mallee Region
Noisy Miner
Large Eye Patch
Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Honeyeater (Meliphagidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)
This Photo:     Head, small eye patch

Thank you (JudeBirder) for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
Aggressive to birds. Orange beak & legs. Yellow eye patch. Grey motley breast.
In 2 of these photo's of the same specimen, you can see the eye-patch (yellow skin) looks to be very different in size. This is just a matter of the eye & head moving, stretching or compressing the skin.

Copyright © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Mar-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)