Odd Squares, Day 16

I’ve got an odd-looking bird for today.

This is the Noisy Friarbird – a passerine bird that belongs to the Meliphagidae honeyeater family. They are native to southern New Guinea and eastern Australia.

A group of them visit our backyard on a daily basis – they love my grevillea.

They are a little odd-looking.

They are also aptly named because they do like to make a ruckus.

One day I’ll be able to record them so I can share just how noisy they are.


Here’s a quick update: If you’d like to hear the ruckus these birds make, thanks to Brian over at Bushboys World, there’s a couple of sound files on Graham Chapman’s blog.

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This is my next entry in Becky’s February Squares Photo Challenge – Odd Squares.

Author: Clare

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26 thoughts

    1. Hi Marsha, the bush is a Grevillea, this one is called Spirit of the Anzacs. Most Grevillea species are endemic to Australia and a popular garden inclusion because they are popular with our bird life. Bees love them too.

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      1. Yes, I am strange that way. I love vultures…and I think they are handsome. Thus, your very fine bird is handsome to me. The eyes are beautiful and there’s a gracefulness that I can very much appreciate. (having none myself)

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