Bell Miner

Manorina melanophrys.

The ubiquitious bellbird known mostly by it's call more than it's looks as they are often difficult to see.

This one was at Wivenhoe Outlook, Mt Glorious.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 1st November 2009, This photo: 2:28pm

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  • Adam Randell said:
    Excellent capture David. I spent hours at Kenilworth trying to spot them & while I could hear them, I didnt get one shot.
    Beautiful crisp shot mate.
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, they're a tricky bird to see. It doesn't help that their call is difficult to pinpoint directionally due to it's frequency.
  • looby88 said:
    speaking of beautiful birds.... heres another one !
  • SkattyKat said:
    great capture David :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    And they sound like little bells, and given they hang around in flocks in the trees, it's really quite pretty. :-)
    Thanks Kath :)
  • Andrew Hing said:
    Great shot David, I love the colours and POV.
  • donna's-images. said:
    Beautiful shot..
    Love the details..
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Andrew - they're probably the prettiest of all the Miner birds in my opinion.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • GJ Wind said:
    A great picture of a bird who is a stranger for me.
    On wikipedia a saw a vid of the bird and hear a typical bell sound he makes.
    So it makes this picture compleet.
  • David de Groot said:
    In hindsight I should have shot some video too - oh well, there's always next time ;-)
  • Ross_M said:
    Much more interesting than the ubiquitous Noisy Miner.
    They are really tough birds to get a lens on. Gap Creek Reserve is one place almost guaranteed to find them.
  • David de Groot said:
    I've been curious about Gap Creek Reserve for a while - although every time I pass by early in the morning, it's full of bicyclists.