(syn. Philemon Ϯ Noisy Friarbird P. corniculatus) Gr. τροπις tropis, τροπιδος tropidos  ship’s keel; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; "TROPIDORHYNCHUS *.  ...  The strong bill, with its elevated keel, and the nostrils oval, pervious, and situated near the middle of the beak, offers a very distinguishing character by which this group is known from the more typical Meliphagidæ. We know not upon what authority they are said to be Honey-Eaters  ...  1. CORNICULATUS.  ...  Mr. Caley has the following observations on these birds. "Friar.-- A very common bird about Paramatta, called by the natives Coldong'. -- It repeats the words 'poor soldier' and 'four o'clock' very distinctly."  ...  2. MONACHUS?  ...  3. CYANOTIS.  ...  * Tροπις carina, and ῥυγχος rostrum." (Vigors & Horsfield 1827); "Tropidorhynchus Vigors and Horsfield, 1827, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 15, p. 323. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1840, List Gen. Birds, ed. 1, p. 16), Merops corniculatus Latham." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 403).   Var. Tropidorynchus, Terpidorhynchus, Tropidrhynchus.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 January 2019).