yellow eye patch and bill; grey body; barred breast (Australia; 2006-06-20)

Noisy Miner
Manorina melanocephala

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: this honeyeater is a gregarious and social species, breeding and defending territories communally in social groups or "coteries"; group cohesion is facilitated by vocalizations, hence the bird's common name; a noisy and aggressive species that actively defends its territory; no sexual dimorphism.