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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In Australia, the little friarbird sometimes protests Ow, ow, don't pull my hair-air.
(8.) 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.