Birds of Albert Park: Quiz

Well I thought I’d go out on a limb (excuse the pun) and see if anyone is paying any attention to these bird posts by seeking some audience participation.

Many of the birds in Albert Park are quite striking, or common, or large; all attributes that makes their identification relatively straight forward. Venturing out to look for birds you are undoubtedly going to come across what many would call a ‘little brown bird’, and Albert Park has its own.

These little birds were very agile flyers, and were in a large group of about 8-10 individuals chasing each other around the trees when I saw them in May this year.

Anyone know what they are called?

'Little Brown Birds'

‘Little Brown Birds’

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4 Responses to Birds of Albert Park: Quiz

  1. Michael says:

    White-plumed honeyeaters – they pop up all through Melbourne and are relatively easy to ID if you get a decent look at them (much easier than thornbills anyway)

  2. pvesk says:

    Chris, I was too slow, but here is the latin name: Lichenostomus penicillatus. They are in the Meliphagidae, a mostly Australasian family.

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