Noisy miner, a native Australian bird, posing on my back verandah in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
Though of average size, these birds have been known to attack larger birds such as hawks and kookaburras in their bid to claim territory.
The noisy miner is also known as the mickey bird or soldier bird.
In Brisbane they have been recorded as attacking domestic cats and dogs in mobs.
Wild Bird Wednesday