an impressive silhouette

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This impressive silhouette belongs to a Noisy Friarbird, one of the friarbirds that are large honeyeaters. This type is around 25-29cm and its entire head is naked black skin except for tufts of feathers on the eyebrow and chin and an upright knob on the bill. Friarbirds are noisy, aggressive and active, often chasing other birds from flowering trees, their nests are deep cups often suspended in outer branches and they lay 2-4 blotchy pink eggs.

2 thoughts on “an impressive silhouette

    Patricia said:
    February 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I wouldn’t want to mess with this bird. Looks like he wins his battles.

      margosnotebook responded:
      February 6, 2013 at 10:22 am

      yet they make the most beautiful sounds!

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