Native Birds of South East Queensland

Native Birds of South East Queensland presents a succinct overview of the Noisy Miner, commonly known as the Mickey Bird. This overview will include a brief description, its habitat, location and behaviours.


Noisy Miner - Native Bird of South East Queensland

Native Birds of South East Queensland

As the name suggests, the Noisy Miner is a vocal species with a large range of vocalizations. These vocalizations are constant from a young age.

The Noisy Miner is a grey bird with a black head. It has orange-yellow beak and feet. It also has a distinctive yellow patch behind the eyes and a white tip on its tail feathers.

The Noisy Miner is found in a wide-spread area from Far North Queensland through New South Wales and Victoria to Tasmania and eastern South Australia.

The Noisy Miner (also known as the Mickey Bird) lives in woodlands and open forests. The Noisy Miner has invaded areas like suburban parks, roadside reserves, gardens and backyards where the dense undergrowth has been removed. The Noisy Miner is an aggressive territorial bird. The Noisy Miner has increased in population in the suburban areas due to the ever popular nectar producing garden plants, especially the large-flowering grevilleas.

The Noisy Miner lives in colonies and they generally breed all year round. The female incubates the eggs alone with both male and female caring and feeding the young.

Because of the aggressive nature of the Noisy Miner, these birds are often seen fighting, chasing, pecking, mobbing and targeting both intruders and colony members throughout the day.

The Noisy Miner usually eats nectar, fruit and insects. It gleams most of its food from the foliage of the eucalypts where most of its nutritional needs are met.

Images of Noisy Miners

Native Birds of South East Queensland

Native Birds of South East Queensland

Native Birds of South East Queensland





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