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Friarbird chick

Philemon sp.

Description:

The friarbirds (also called leatherheads) are about 15 species of relatively large honeyeaters in the genus Philemon. Additionally, the single member of the genus Melitograis is called the White-streaked Friarbird. Friarbirds are found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia and New Caledonia. They eat nectar, insects and other invertebrates, flowers, fruit and seeds. The friarbirds generally have drab plumage. In many instances their plumage is mimicked by smaller orioles, which use the aggressive nature of the friarbirds to avoid aggression themselves.

Habitat:

this little bird was found in the tropical rainforest of far north-east Australia.


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7 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

great 'wild guess' auntnance... thanks

auntnance123
auntnance123 6 years ago

Oh, good--I was going on your letter 'F' clue and took a wild guess.

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

oh thanks auntnance and Liam, that's the one!

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Head shape looks Friarbird-esque to me as well. :)

auntnance123
auntnance123 6 years ago

Friarbird?

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

@auntnance,
this little bird was found in the tropical rainforest of far north-east Australia. Seem to remember it's name started with an F!

auntnance123
auntnance123 6 years ago

My what a big nose you have, Baby Bird. Do you have any more info on where he was found?

4881, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -16.82, Long: 145.64

Spotted on Nov 7, 2012
Submitted on Nov 8, 2012

Spotted for mission

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