Noisy and active little bird

A close look at this image reveals pollen on the bird’s face.

Birds of Boyne and Tannum with Bob Trask

The honeyeater we look at this week is the Little Friarbird. It is the smallest of the friarbirds at about 25 to 30cm long.

Colour wise, it is fairly unspectacular with grey-brown and light grey on its back and underparts and a blue-grey face patch.

However, it is made conspicuous by how noisy and active it is. It is often seen in small groups of its own along with other honeyeater species contesting for meals from flowering plants, etc.

A close look at this image reveals pollen on the bird’s face. This sticky pollen is transferred from one flower to the next helping in the pollination process!

Both bird and plant are winners!