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Silver-crowned Friarbird

(Philemon argenticeps)
Alternate name(s): "Silvery-crowned Friarbird"
Size: 28-32 cm

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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 Silver-crowned Friarbird at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "argenticeps"


Frontal view of a Silver-crowned Friarbird looking down, thereby showing its name-giving silver crown (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Knuckey Lagoons, Darwin, NT, July 2013]

Near-frontal view of a Silver-crowned Friarbird (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Knuckey Lagoons, Darwin, NT, July 2013]

Nosy Silver-crowned Friarbird studying the photographer (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Knuckey Lagoons, Darwin, NT, July 2013]

Food, Diet

Silver-crowned Friarbird feeding on the nectar of a Grevillea (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Knuckey Lagoons, Darwin, NT, July 2013]


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.

silvfry_20140816.mp3 argenticeps
(Darwin, NT)
Answering calls? MD

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