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.


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“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/