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Any of various honeyeaters of the genera Philemon and Melitograis of Australia and adjacent regions, having a partly naked, featherless head. Also called leatherhead.
(Animals) any of various Australian honeyeaters of the genus Philemon, having a naked head
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However, the specimen was thought to closely resemble Diplotriaena smithi, which has been identified in Gould's spiny-cheeked honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis) and the noisy friarbird
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.