noisy miner

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noisy miner

n
(Animals) a honey-eater, Manorina melanocephala, of eastern Australia, having a grey-white plumage and brown wings and noted for its raucous cries
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They sit tight when harassed by noisy miners and the dagger-like bills of butcher birds.
The Noisy Miners, although still common, were less frequent visitors than the Rainbow Lorikeet and were observed in each of the three eucalypt species (Table 1).
The Noisy Miners also were significant exploiters of the flowering trees but at 43% and 22% of the lorikeet's usage of E.
I focused on four bird species, all native and common: Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus, Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala, Australian Magpie Cracticus tibicen and Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius.
The Rainbow Lorikeet is a nectarivore and the Noisy Miner feeds on both nectar and insects, so it was not surprising that these species frequented the flowering trees.
Take names for example: There are Bell Miners, Noisy Miners and Common Mynas.
The alarm call of noisy miners sounds like a beeping car alarm.
On the other hand, experimental removal of noisy miners from patches of eucalypt forest and woodland, by La Trobe University scientists, has led to increases in abundance of other birds.
Another species undeterred by fragmentation is the noisy miner, a loud and aggressive honeyeater that harasses other birds.
Where the noisy miner occurs, few birds dare cohabit.
Plants which are heavy nectar-bearers (such as small garden-size grevilleas) and fruit bearers (like blueberry ash) may encourage territorial birds such as noisy miners and pied currawongs.