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New Britain Friarbird
Alternative names: Bismarck Friabird; Bismarck Friarbird; New Britain Friabird; New Britain Leatherhead
33-35 cm. A large, drab honeyeater with a long neck and a heavy, decurved bill.
Sexes similar, male larger than female. Juvenile like adult but wing and tail washed with olive, duller greyish-white collar and brownish-grey side of breast with yellowish wash.
Two subspecies recognized:
Formerly sometimes treated as subspecies of Helmeted Friarbird.
Moist lowland forests and montanes. Also in cleared and disturbed areas, gardens and plantations.
Feeds on nectar and arthropods.
Probably breeds in late dry season to wet season on northern coast and in middle of dry season on south coast. The nest is a cup made of dry stems of vines and grass. It's suspended between branches, concealed by foliage, usually more than 10 m above the ground in a tree.
Probably a resident species with some local movements.
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