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The Noisy Friarbird is a large honeyeater with dull brownish grey upperparts and paler brown-grey underparts. Its black head is completely bald apart from tufts of feathers under the chin and along the eyebrow. It can be distinguished by its rounded knob above the black bill, which is visible at distance. It has black legs and red eyes.
The natural range is from the vicinity of Lakes Entrance and the Murray valley in Victoria, north through New South Wales and Queensland to Cape York and across New Guinea. This was ohotographed in Southern NSW where theys are seen in summer.
This is a juvenile, hand-raised friarbird. After release, they continue to come back for support feeding for a few weeks. What a face!