Bird Bell Minor (Manorina melanophrys)

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Common Name: Bell Minor

Scientific Name: Manorina melanophrys

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Meliphagidae

Other Names: Bellbird

Distribution: Endemic to eastern and south-eastern mainland Australia. Ranges from Gympie, Queensland, to Melbourne, Victoria, but is restricted to coastal and mountain regions.

Habitat: Dense understory of riparian forests.

Field Notes: Olive green head and back, bill orange to yellow, bare skin behind eye bright orange, lores bright yellow, fronds cheek black, legs orange. Size: 17.5 - 20 cm.

Photo by Auscraft 2011, Jimmy's Scrub, Kinbombi, QLD

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Their "call" is a very clean "chime", like a bell, often a series of seperate and distinct "ping ... ping ... ping ... " calls; hence the common name of Bell Bird.

The sound is so distinct that, once you know it, it is easy to tell if they are nearby just by the sound; in the same way you can easily detect a Kookaburra by its call.
 
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