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.


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.