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Helmeted Friarbird
Philemon buceroides

This is the largest of the friarbirds at 32-36 cm and occurs in northern Queensland and Northern Territories. Apart from the size, the feathered crown and bare neck differentiate it from the Silver-crowned (no bare neck) and Noisy Friarbirds (which has no feathers on the head at all). They can be quite loud with a variety of musical and raucous notes. The race shown here is yorkii, which occurs in Queensland.

Helmeted Friarbird

1: Cairns Esplanade, Qld, 19/10/2010.