A medium to large, gray honeyeater with a black crown, a yellow bill, and a yellow eye patch. Aggressive and territorial; lives in colonies and vigorously defends territories against pretty much anything that moves. Common in urban areas, as well as in many open forested and agricultural landscapes. In inland areas, take note of the black crown; the similar looking Yellow-throated Miner has a pale gray crown. Noisy Miners are distributed across much of eastern Australia.