friarbird


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friarbird:

see honeyeaterhoneyeater
or honeysucker,
common name for arboreal birds comprising some 160 species of the family Meliphagidae, and found in Australia, New Zealand, and the SW Pacific. There is a single South American genus.
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The flocks have shrunk and disappeared from many areas, but you can still witness the mad mayhem of rioting honeyeaters, lorikeets, parrots and friarbirds when the rich woodland eucalypts are in bloom.
In addition, guests will have the opportunity to take in an optional, fully escorted shore excursion of Komodo National Park (Indonesia) in search of one of the fewer than 300 Komodo dragons which make their habitat there amidst squawking cockatoos, flowerpeckers and noisy friarbirds.