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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

#195 Noisy Friarbird

Philemon corniculatus
IUCN Redlist: Least Concern
Location: Menindee, NSW, Australia
Time: 1230 AEST May 2, 2012

I wasn't going to post this because of the quality of the photos, but the friarbirds are just such weird-looking birds, I couldn't resist. In the photo below you can see a magpie-lark, one of a pair that the friarbird was harassing, though they were fairly unperturbed by it.

In addition to having a darker head, and that dark throat-band, the noisy friarbird can also be distinguished from the little friarbird, the other species found around Menindee, by its red eye, which you can just make out in the photo below.

Here's a much better picture from wikimedia commons, by Fir0002/Flagstaffotos.

The original can be found here, and it has been made available under the GNU Free Documentation License, a copy of which can be found here.


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