Brass's friarbird

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Brass's friarbird
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Philemon
P. brassi
Binomial name
Philemon brassi
Rand, 1940

The Brass's friarbird (Philemon brassi) is a species of bird in the family Meliphagidae. It is endemic to West Papua, Indonesia.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Australian botanist Leonard J. Brass (1900-1971) who worked for the Queensland Herbarium .[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Philemon brassi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 63.