(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.