Did you know some birds use their wings to make sound?
This is a crested pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes). It uses its feathers to communicate with other birds. They make noises when they fly, sometimes being called whistle-winged pigeons. The wings can make different notes, high notes signal danger. For more information click here.
Here’s another visitor. I need help identifying it.
It is a Noisy Miner. Eliza Waters, on the other side of the globe in Massachusetts, US, identified it from another Australian blogger’s site.
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Love those Crested Pigeons – what a hairdo! 😉
I think that second bird is a Noisy Miner, I recognize from another Aussie blogger’s site. 🙂
You’re right. That’s definitely the bird. Mine must have been shy. He wasn’t making much noise!!! Thank you
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Indeed it is. It’s common in Sydney. Due to its willingness to decorate my balcony with its deposits, it is one of the few birds I can recognise.
Send me a photo, if you get a chance…