|Yellow-throated Miner Manorina flavigula
(aka White-rumped Miner)
|Port Augusta, South Australia
The Yellow-throated Miner is distributed throughout most of mainland Australia except the coastal south and east and the Cape York Peninsula. It is found in drier areas than the Noisy Miner M. melanocephala and the Bell Miner M. melanophrys and is usually close to small clumps of trees.
|The alternative English name of White-rumped Miner is possibly a more accurate name since other miners have yellow on the throat while this is the only one with a
pale rump. Another distinguishing feature is the white tip to the tail.
They feed on insects, seeds and fruit as well as nectar and they are often seen hanging from branches using their strong legs and sharp claws.
|Photos 1 to 5 show the nominate form while Photo 6 shows the sub-species M. f. wayensis.|
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