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Bird Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus)


Henry Arthur Readford
May 23, 2011
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Common Name: Noisy Friarbird

Scientific Name: Philemon corniculatus

Family: Meliphagidae

Order: Passeriformes

Other Names: Leatherhead, Monk, Four-o'-clock, Pimlico, Poor Soldier

Aboriginal Name: dhaguway" yuwaalaraay''

Distribution: found only in the eastern quarter of the Australian continent

Habitat: in various kinds of habitat, wherever there is nectar to be found

Field Notes: 31–36 cm , large honeyeater with dull brownish grey upperparts and paler brown-grey underparts. Its black head is completely bald apart from tufts of feathers under the chin and along the eyebrow. It can be distinguished by its rounded knob above the black bill, which is visible at distance. It has dark blue-black legs and red eyes.

Photos by Auscraft, 2011. My Yard, QLD

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