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Little Friarbird

Philemon citreogularis


These talky cuties are "the smallest of the friarbirds, with a medium, curved bill with no casque (a bump, characteristic of other friarbirds) and a squared off tail when spread. It is brown-grey above, paler grey on neck and collar, with a distinctive bare blue-grey face patch, and pale greyish white below with fine white streaking on the breast." (Birdlife Australia)


Perched on the side of the tree before heading to the bird bath slightly below in the garden. Plenty of company from Double-barred Finches (Taeniopygia bichenovii), Long-tailed Finches (Poephila acuticauda acuticauda), Peaceful Doves (Geopelia striata placida), a couple of Great Bowerbirds (Chlamydera nuchalis), and a bunch of other bird species in the garden at Goombaragin on the Dampier Peninsula.

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armadeus.4 5 months ago

Thank you Brian! That means a lot. Liana :)

armadeus.4 5 months ago

Thank you for this special honour PN Rangers! I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of such a wonderful community that just loves to share all the critters of the world. The Little Friarbird is a lovely species of bird that can keep you thoroughly entertained as they sing out, chase other birds away, or just observe the human observing them. Thank you :)

Brian38 5 months ago

Congratulations armadeus.4!

MichaelS 5 months ago

Hi armadeus.4, Congratulations, Rangers have voted your spotting to be our special Spotting of the Week! Thank you for sharing this wonderfully unique species with the Project Noah community! We look forward to seeing your next nature discovery!

armadeus.4 2 years ago

Thank you Neil. That means a lot :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Great photo and notes. Nice to see you back, Liana :)

armadeus.4 2 years ago

Thank you i_munasinghe!!!

i_munasinghe 2 years ago

Nice spotting!!

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Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Nov 17, 2020
Submitted on Nov 30, 2020

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