New Guinea friarbird

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New Guinea friarbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Philemon
Species: P. buceroides
Trinomial name
Philemon buceroides novaeguineae
(Müller, 1843)

Philemon novaeguineae

The New Guinea friarbird (Philemon buceroides novaeguineae), also known as the Papuan friarbird, is a bird in the Meliphagidae, or honeyeater family. Many taxonomists consider it to be a subspecies of the helmeted friarbird, although some consider it to be a distinct species.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.