Noisy Miner and his lunch by girlie

Noisy Miner and his lunch

The Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala), is a honeyeater indigenous to the eastern seaboard here in Australia. They live up to their name with their constant loud cackles and screeches as they feed on the nectar of grevillea and bottlebrush flowers. Some of the grevillea flowers they love to get into are on the right hand panel. Noisy Miners are not to be confused with the Indian Mynahs that have become a pest in some parts of Australia.
Lovely compilation of shots and interesting info. too. One of the many good things about 365 is learning about others' flora, fauna, history - it opens up a whole new world. Have the Indian Mynahs colonised from pet escapees?
October 6th, 2012  
@dulciknit Thanks, Alison. Like a few other things (foxes, rabbits, cane toads) Indian Mynahs were brought in in the 1880s with no thought as to what they might do to Australia's unique and fragile ecosystem. There was a locust plague so Indian Mynahs were brought in to control them. Of course they then went on to become another pest themselves.
October 6th, 2012  
Thank you, Robin. That's interesting.We never seem to look at the long term effects of such actions, do we?
October 6th, 2012  
What a fabulous collage. Great colors, and the information is interesting to read. 8)
October 6th, 2012  
interesting.photo we have them here to but the little bird amke more noise that they do
October 6th, 2012  
Lovely collection of shots and interesting information. I was wondering about the difference between miner and mynah but never got around to looking it up!
October 6th, 2012  
Wonderful captures and collage, Robin. That bird has an angry look in his eyes - who knows why!
October 6th, 2012  
love this bird (they are certainly characters) and I love even more the grevilleas! Wonderful collage
October 6th, 2012  
I love these birds visiting our garden too :)
October 6th, 2012  
Wonderful collage, Robin.
October 6th, 2012  
Don't have them here, but plenty of other sounding birds, great collage!
October 6th, 2012  
Nice collage Robin, really tells an educational story.
October 6th, 2012  
Robin, this is terrific.
October 7th, 2012  
Such a great collage, Robin. So appreciate all the information. Thank you.
October 7th, 2012  
I like the collage of bottlebrush flowers! And thanks for distinguishing between noisy miners and mynahs - it was a question in my mind!
October 7th, 2012  
@janturnbull Thanks, Janet, for your lovely comment. However, must hasten to say they are Grevillea flowers, not Bottlebrush (which are quite different.)
October 7th, 2012  
A fave for me, however, I would not want one of those little noisy critters outside my bedroom window. The colors in the flowers are amazing.
October 7th, 2012  
Lovely collage! I like how you've arranged it with the large shot of the bird on one side.
October 7th, 2012  
Lin
Wow, this is both beautiful and informative! thank you!
October 8th, 2012  
Beautiful colours Robin, hope he enjoyed his lunch.
October 9th, 2012  
Fabulous collage
October 10th, 2012  
Wow! Beautifully done, Robin! I love it! Fav! :0)
October 10th, 2012  
Stunning collage Robin.
October 10th, 2012  
i really like this presentation. Well, done.
October 10th, 2012  
Lyn
What a great collage, Robin . . . you should post some of yours on Northy's discussion thread. . .
October 11th, 2012  
Nicely done... Love all the coloured varieties
October 13th, 2012  
Don't know how I missed this, but it's GORGEOUS! FAV!
October 14th, 2012  
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