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Helmeted Friarbird

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This individual belongs 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 Photo © by tcollins Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, February 2006
This individual belongs 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
Photo © by tcollins
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, February 2006
This is the subspecies 'yorki' from Queensland with the larger casque. Photo © by peterday Yungaburra, Queensland, Australia, June 2019
This is the subspecies 'yorki' from Queensland with the larger casque.
Photo © by peterday
Yungaburra, Queensland, Australia, June 2019



Philemon buceroides

Includes: New Guinea Friarbird; Hornbill Friarbird

Contents

[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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