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Helmeted Friarbird

(Philemon buceroides)
< Alternate name(s): "Melville Island Friarbird", "Sandstone Friarbird"
Size: 32-37 cm
Weight: 90-145 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Helmeted Friarbird at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "gordoni"

ADULT

Lateral view of an Helmeted Friarbird; in this shot the inconspicuous knob is clearly visible, making the identification of the species certain (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, August 2014]

Lateral view of an Helmeted Friarbird (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

Lateral view of an Helmeted Friarbird
[Darwin, NT, August 2014]

Lateral view of an Helmeted Friarbird, different posture
[Darwin, NT, August 2014]

Race "yorki"

ADULT

Lateral view of an Helmeted Friarbird (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Near-dorsal view of an Helmeted Friarbird (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Food, Diet

Lateral view of an Helmeted Friarbird, race "gordoni", feeding on nectar (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, July 2013]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

helmfry_20140816.m4a gordoni
(Darwin, NT)
Territorial call? © MD

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