friarbird


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fri·ar·bird

 (frī′ər-bûrd′)
n.
Any of various honeyeaters of the genera Philemon and Melitograis of Australia and adjacent regions, having a partly naked, featherless head. Also called leatherhead.

friarbird

(ˈfraɪəˌbɜːd)
n
(Animals) any of various Australian honeyeaters of the genus Philemon, having a naked head
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The New Guinea Friarbird in the preface is labeled the Helmeted Friarbird in the score, a confusion arising from the local custom in New Guinea that identifies them as the same species, although they are generally considered different.
In Australia, the little friarbird sometimes protests Ow, ow, don't pull my hair-air.
I have recorded and transcribed versions of two Dhuwa songs of the Wawilak cycle, djulwadak, friarbird and wujal, honey ancestral being, that were also transcribed by Berndt, although space does not permit discussion of them here.