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  Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus)





Noisy Friarbird | Philemon corniculatus photo
Noisy Friar Bird at birdbath in suburban garden, Brisbane. These guys have totally bald heads.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



NOISY FRIARBIRD FACTS

Description
The Noisy Friarbird is dark brown to grey above, and off-white underside, with bald black head. Bill has prominent bump at the base.

Size
34cm

Habitat
dry forests, eucalypt woodlands, coastal scrub, heathlands

Food
fruit, insects and other invertebrates

Breeding
Large, deep cup-shaped nest from bark and grass, bound with spider webs, suspended in tree-fork. Lays 2-4 eggs.

Range
north-eastern Queensland to north-eastern Victoria

distribution map showing range of Philemon corniculatus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Meliphagidae
Genus:Philemon
Species:corniculatus
Common Name:Noisy Friarbird

Relatives in same Genus
  Helmeted Friarbird (P. buceroides)
  Little Friarbird (P. citreogularis)