Bell Miner Manorina melanophrys
Bell Miner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 2006 - click for larger image Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
January 2006

The Bell Miner is distributed in coastal south-east Australia from the south of Queensland to Melbourne. It is found in temperate forest and eucalypt woodland as well as in gardens.

Bell Miner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 2006 - click for larger image It is olive-green above and lemon-green below with yellow bill and legs. It shows a red triangle of bare flesh behind the eye and has a yellow spot on the lores with black markings on the face.

It gets its English name from the single bell-like note of its contact call.

Bell Miner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 2006 - click for larger image
Bell Miner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 2006 - click for larger image
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