HoneyEaters & Figbirds seen in Elanora, QLD
Noisy Miners are probably the most common HoneyEaters seen in Elanora. They are common in most of Eastern Australia and are aggressive and boisterous. They will mob larger birds including Kookaburras that share their territory.
Less frequently seen are the BlueFaced Honeyeaters that seem to pass through my area only at certain times of the year. Like the noisy miners, they seem to appear fairly noisily in groups, but they seem quite shy and do not remain for long near my house.
The juveniles are sometimes seen and have a yellowish-green patch around the eye.
Figbirds are also seen when their favourite food is in season. They are common in parklands where there are large native fig trees.
Again these birds often appear in groups, the female (below) has a boldly spotted chest.
I’ll add some more local wildlife soon,