Helmeted friarbird

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Helmeted friarbird
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Philemon
Species: P. buceroides
Binomial name
Philemon buceroides
(Swainson, 1838)

The helmeted friarbird (Philemon buceroides) is a species of bird in the family Meliphagidae.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in Indonesia and northern Australia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Taxonomy[edit]

The subspecies P. b. yorki from the Cape York Peninsula and coastal north-eastern Queensland is sometimes considered a full species, as is the New Guinea friarbird, P. b. novaeguineae.

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