Wildlife Wednesday: Noisy Friarbird and Noisy Miner Bird chicks

A noisy friarbird fledgling and two noisy miner chicks have been admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, even though there is nothing wrong with them.

The baby birds were brought in to the hospital by concerned locals, who found the birds flapping about on the ground.

Dr Michael Pyne said the birds were probably just learning how to fly.


“They have probably jumped out of the nest to practice flying and have ended up on the ground,” he said. “The mum and dad do follow them around and feed them while they are on the ground. It’s part of nature and what is meant to happen.”

Mr Pyne said it takes about a week or so for the baby birds to build up the strength to fly back up to the nest.

Learn more about these adorable chicks, and see them up close in the video below:

For more information on the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit: cwhf.org.au/


Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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