Friday, May 18, 2012

The Noisy Miners

Of any other species of bird they do not make a friend
With aggression their borders the noisy miners defend
Even against other family groups of their own kind
To all out aggression  they are readily inclined
Of pale yellow bills and brown legs and overall mottled gray
Within their range  birds one does hear and see every day
An aggressive species of honeyeater to many well known
They certainly do have a way of their own
I have even seen them mobbing birds of prey
From their territory they try to drive all others away
Though indigenous to Australia some ornithologists of them do say
That in the territory they lay claim to others birds too scared to stay
Even noisy miners not of their family group they put to flight
For to defend their borders to the death they will fight.

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