Sunday, 16 June 2013

Bell Miner

If you are looking for a nice quiet place to spend time in the bush don't go here. On the other hand if you want to see Bell Miner, (commonly called Bellbirds), and hear their beautiful call, this is the place to be. This Feature Protection Area is between Brooloo and Imbil in the Mary Valley.

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 Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)




This Video has the calls of Bell Miner, Eastern Whipbird and Australasian Figbird.

For more birds visit Wild Bird Wednesday.

22 comments:

Carole M. said...

the bell miners are very vocal; even when driving along somewhere you will always recognize the bell miner calls in the same location each time; windows up even. Enjoyed the little video too

Rajesh said...

Very lovely birds.

Phil said...

I hear what you mean Neil. Very tropical sounds indeed.

TexWisGirl said...

the upside-down one made me laugh out loud!

Digi-Irma said...

Great photos of the birds.
Regards, Irma

mick said...

That is a great place to visit and the birds came much closer to you than they ever did to me. I love the sounds on the video.

Martha Z said...

I like the way it hangs upside down. It thinks it's a gymnast.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like a wonderful plce to me!

Gary said...

Love the upside down shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

Nice post for WBW!
Great photos!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, amazing sounds! Great sighting and thanks for sharing your Bell Miner!

Carletta said...

I think it's wonderful that a habitat has been set aside.
He seems comfortable hanging upside down.
Wonderful post on the miner Neil.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like peace and quiet, but, Oh, this isn't noise, it's music with a tropical beat. What funny birds.

Karen said...

Cute upside down shot! I enjoyed the hearing the bird song!

Arija said...

Its a long time since I heard them last. Before Melbourne was covered by concrete, they used to sing in the valleys of the eastern suburbs.
thank you for this reminder of what once was.

NatureFootstep said...

what a lovely sound they have. Loved it. Would have been nice to hear it for real. Great shots in harsh conditions. .)

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Nice shots! I love the upside down photo.

Sharon Wagner said...

Exotic sounds. It reminds me of Costa Rica.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh how I wish I could go there and experience these 'bells' myself. Wow.

Fantastic post, photos, and video share.

Rebecca said...

The video was a great! Interesting birds - great series of photos. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Loved hearing the sounds of those 3 birds on the video. Brings back happy memories of Australia. Just found your site and look forward to seeing more. Margaret

Shey said...

Nice shots and fascinating bird.