Noisy Miners are large honeyeaters that live in groups, with each group strongly defending a communal territory. Despite their moderate size, Noisy Miners aggressively attack larger birds such as hawks and kookaburras. They also aggressively exclude most small birds from their territories, creating areas with a low diversity of small birds. The Noisy Miner is a bold and curious bird, not to be confused with the Common Myna which belongs to the starling family. Unlike many other birds, the Noisy Miner is very easy to capture with a camera resulting in some really good shots. The majority of these pics were taken at the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens.