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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Seventy-two species of bird have been recorded, including the yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) and the noisy friarbird (Philemon buceroides).
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.