PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Manorina melanophrys  

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)
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© Geoff Walker 2008
Mount Glorious, QLD (Dec, 2008)

These birds have a delicate tinkly bell like call - quite beautiful really - which is the opposite to their bully-boy nature.

They aggressively defend their territory against any size bird (some of which ignore them and others flee from them).

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Adult and immature Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner

Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Bell Miner