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
, February 2006
This is the subspecies 'yorki' from Queensland with the larger casque.
Photo © by peterday
, June 2019
- Philemon buceroides
Includes: New Guinea Friarbird; Hornbill Friarbird
32ā36 cm (12Ā½-14Ā¼ in)
- Black face
- Pale greyish underparts
Australia, New Guinea and Lesser Sundas (Indonesia).
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.
Rainforest, woodlands and thickets.
Their main diet consists of nectar, fruit and seeds, supplemented with insects and insect larva, spiders and sometimes lizards.
- 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/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2014)
- BF Member observations
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