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Bird Little Friarbird (Philemon citreogularis)

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Common Name: Little friarbird

Scientific Name: Philemon citreogularis

Family: Meliphagidae

Order: Passeriformes

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Distribution: Widespread in northern and eastern Australia

Habitat: found near water, mainly in open forests and woodlands dominated by eucalypts.

Field Notes: the smallest of the friarbirds, with a medium, curved bill with no bump, characteristic of other friarbirdscasque (a casque) and a squared off tail when spread. It is brown-grey above, paler grey on neck and collar, with a distinctive bare blue-grey face patch, and pale greyish white below with fine white streaking on the breast. Females are only slightly smaller. Young birds are browner , with more yellowish colourings on chin and throat. It is a conspicuous and noisy bird, often chasing other honeyeaters, and is mostly seen higher up in trees.

Photos by Auscraft, 2011. My Yard, QLD

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Another little frairbird on xanthorrhea flower spike.
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South Burnett,Qld Oct 2011
 
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