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Kilu Ridge
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New Britain Friarbird

Philemon cockerelli

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Identification

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A large brown honeyeater with a long dagger-like bill, a dark head, a contrastingly pale neck and underparts, and a dark area of naked facial skin. Juvenile shows a yellow-washed breast and olive-washed wings and tail. Found singly and in small groups in canopy of habitats from lowlands to foothills, including forest, edges, clearings, and plantations. Restricted to the Bismarck Archipelago. Distinguished from Bismarck Honeyeater  by lack of pale eye-ring, pale underparts and neck, and dark facial skin. Calls include a fluty, oriole-like “chewik-chow” with a lower-pitched second note, a sharp “chow,, and a crow-like “kra.”

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