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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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 (Philemon corniculatus).
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.