The noisy friarbird (Philemon corniculatus) is a passerine bird of the honeyeater family Meliphagidae native to southern New Guinea and eastern Australia. It is one of several species known as friarbirds whose heads are bare of feathers. It is brown-grey in colour, with a prominent knob on its bare black-skinned head. It feeds on insects and nectar



There was a group of them making a lot of noise in the casuarinas at Point Lookout..

Noisy Friarbirds are conspicuous and active honeyeaters which are active in the outer canopy of flowering trees, especially eucalypts. They clamber about among the foliage, probing the flowers to feed on nectar, as well as gleaning lerps and manna. They also sally after flying insects. Friarbirds often associate with other larger honeyeaters such as wattlebirds, but may exclude smaller birds from profusely flowering trees. The Noisy Friarbird has a characteristically bare black head, and for this reason the species is occasionally referred to as a ‘leatherhead’.  http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/noisy-friarbird




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