French: Polochion criard German: Lärmlederkopf Spanish: Filemón chillón
Nova Hollandia = Endeavour River, Queensland, north-east Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. corniculatus
(Latham, 1790) – S New Guinea (Wassi Kussa R E to Oriomo R) and NE Australia (NE Queensland from about Weipa–Iron Range S, extending inland to middle reaches of Mitchell R and Staaten R and upper Norman R, to Mackay).
P. c. monachus
(Latham, 1801) – E & SE Australia from CE Queensland (Mackay region) S, extending inland to c. 144–145° E, to CS Victoria (Gippsland).
30–35 cm; male 88–136 g and female 85–103 g (monachus), male 87–93g and two females 87 g and 94 g (nominate). Large friarbird, adult with... read more
Can be very noisy, almost deafening when in large numbers; considered one of noisiest birds in... read more
Wide range of habitats in Australia, most commonly in dry sclerophyll forests and woodlands,... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, pollen, arthropods (mainly insects, also spiders), fruit, and lerp and manna; reported also as taking eggs and nestlings of Common... read more
Few data for New Guinea, recently fledged young Dec; in Australia breeds Aug–Mar, in NE Queensland clutches Aug–Dec, in New... read more
Complex. Patterns of movements appear to differ between races, though for both often appear... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. In New Guinea, generally fairly common to very common and locally abundant; common in Australia. No estimates of total abundance, but recorded... read more
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