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Helmeted Friarbird

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This individual belong to the race gordoni, the so-called Melville Island Friarbird. As in the other race found in the Northern Territory (race ammitophila), its knob is greatly reduced compared to individuals from Queensland (race yorki).Photo by tcollins Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, February 2006
This individual belong to the race gordoni, the so-called Melville Island Friarbird. As in the other race found in the Northern Territory (race ammitophila), its knob is greatly reduced compared to individuals from Queensland (race yorki).
Photo by tcollins
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, February 2006
Philemon buceroides

Includes: New Guinea Friarbird; Hornbill Friarbird

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[edit] Identification

32–36 cm (12½-14¼ in)

  • Black face
  • Pale greyish underparts

[edit] Distribution

Australia, New Guinea and Lesser Sundas (Indonesia).

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Clements1 accepts six subspecies:

Novaguineae (together with yorki) is sometimes split as New Guinea Friarbird. Yorki also gets full species status sometimes as Hornbill Friarbird.

[edit] Habitat

Rainforest, woodlands and thickets.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of nectar, fruit and seeds, supplemented with insects and insect larva, spiders and sometimes lizards.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2014)
  3. BF Member observations

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