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Helmeted Friarbird Philemon buceroides

Described by: Swainson (1838)
Alternate common name(s): Sandstone Friarbird, Timor Friarbird, Timor Helmeted Friarbird, Melville Friarbird, Melville Island Friarbird, Swainson's Friarbird, Monsoon Friarbird, New Guinea Friarbird, Papuan Friarbird, Cape York Friarbird, Hornbill Friarbird, Leatherhead
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Australia - Sep, 2002 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Queensland, Australia - Oct 13, 2005 © Nancy Bell 
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(1) W. and c. Lesser Sundas from Lombok and Sumba, Sumbawa and Flores Is. to Alor Is.
(2) Lesser Sundas (Timor, Savu, and Wetar Is.) and n. Western Australia.
(3) Coastal n. Northern Territory (Darwin, Arnhem Land, Kakadu National Park at Waterfall Creek and Nourlangie Rock) and Melville Is.
(4) Nw. and s. New Guinea and w. Papuan Is. (Waigeo, Kofiau, Salawati, Batanta and Misool).
(5) Aru Is.
(6) N. New Guinea and Yapen Is.
(7) S. New Guinea.
(8) Se. New Guinea.
(9) D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Trobriand Is.).
(10) Tagula Is.
(11) Inland nc. Northern Territory (Arnhem Land).
(12) Ne. Australia (ne. Queensland, Cape York Peninsula (Iron Range National Park along Portland Road, Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Botanical Gardens s. to Mackay) and islands in the Torres Strait).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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