Family Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae)

Least Concern

New Ireland Friarbird (Philemon eichhorni)


Taxonomy

French: Polochion de Nouvelle-Irlande German: Neuirland-Lederkopf Spanish: Filemón de Nueva Irlanda
Taxonomy:

Philemon eichhorni

Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert

, 1924,

hills of south-west New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago

.

See P. fuscicapillus. Monotypic.

Distribution:

New Ireland, in N Bismarck Archipelago.

Descriptive notes

32 cm; 82–116 g. Large, dark honeyeater with long, rather heavy and decurved bill (with no protuberance at base of upper mandible). Plumage is plain dark brown to... read more

Voice

Typical song a 3-note whistled “pu-du-leet”, each note increasing in pitch. No other... read more

Habitat

Montane forest, from 750 m to at least 2200 m; also said to disappear below 900 m.  

Food and feeding

No information.  

Breeding

No information.  

Movements

Considered resident.  

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in New Britain and New Ireland EBA. No estimates of global population; considered common within preferred... read more

Recommended citation

Higgins, P., Christidis, L. & Ford, H. (2019). New Ireland Friarbird (Philemon eichhorni). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/60419 on 22 September 2019).