Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Noisy Friarbird

This Noisy Friarbird came into our Grevillea Robyn Gordon this morning. This particular Grevillea always has flowers at different stages, so the Honeyeaters always have some flowers to choose from all year round.


Grevillea Robyn Gordon.


9 comments:

Red said...

Interesting. It has kind of a turkey vulture like head on a large sparrow-like body. Thanks for sharing!

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Interesting-looking bird. Is it really noisy?

Neil said...

Yes Red we agree with your comments nice to have them around though.

Neil said...

Yes Bob and Cynthia especially when in a large group their call is a harsh cackle.

Larry Jordan said...

Very interesting bird Neil. I have never heard of this species but according to Wikipedia, they eat nectar, insects and other invertebrates, flowers, fruit and seeds.

They remind me of a small vulture too with the black, naked looking head.

How is it going down there with the fires?

animtreebird said...

Very beautiful bird. Nice photo. :)))

Duncan said...

What I like about the leatherhead, Neil, is their comical calls, always good for a laugh.

Neil said...

Thanks Larry the fires are in Victoria we are in Queensland.

Neil said...

Thanks Animtreebird and Duncan.