By Charlie Coë For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 08:11 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 08:12 BST, 1 October 2019
The noisy miner is even more aggressive than Australia's swooping magpies, under-siege pedestrians have claimed.
More than 1,000 magpie attacks have been recorded this year, including one on a cyclist, 76, who died after slamming into a fence while trying to avoid the vicious bird.
But Melbourne residents have claimed noisy miners are more likely to attack - with one concerned mother claiming the tiny birds even pulled out her son's hair.
The noisy miner is even more aggressive than Australia's swooping magpies, under-siege pedestrians have claimed (stock image)
'They get a bit of a bad press, the magpie. I think the noisy miner