Bell Miner

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Subject: Bell Miner
From: "Neil Kirby" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 19:22:47 +1100

This morning in Blue Gum Swamp, Winmalee (80km west of Sydney) I sighted a Bell Miner although it didn’t match entirely any of the illustrations for adult, juvenile or immature in Pizzey, Slater or HANZAB  It had orange legs, bill and triangle behind eye. It was olive green above & olive yellow below. Any ideas at what stage of development the bird might be?

The bird did not call either before or after it was sighted. It was eventually chased out of sight by two New Holland Honeyeaters  Today was the first time I have recorded this species in the valley although there are several colonies nearby in Springwood.

Neil Kirby




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