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Old 30th November 2015, 07:55 AM   #304774  /  #690
Martin.au
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A racket they do indeed make! Common but handsome birds nevertheless.
Actually they are quite a pest these days, although they're a native bird. Noisy Miners specialise in living on the edge of eucalypt forests and chasing all the other birds out of their territory, but because so much forest cover has been removed by human action, especially west of the Great Dividing Range, there are a lot more "edges" - like trees lining roads and fence-lines, or in cleared paddocks or urban parks and gardens. So the same human-influenced conditions that have brought species like Regent Honey-eaters and Swift parrots to their knees have profited Noisy miners greatly.
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I've seen very few birds happy to tangle with noisy miners.
Bell miners are funny. They play the same game and I've seen them drive the noisy miners out of an area.
I've got a couple of little wattlebirds in our garden that refuse to back down. They'll occasionally take on a dozen or so noisy miners, which is impressive as hell. However, a lot of birds can't handle noisy miners at all.
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