grey-brown plumage; bare and bluish facial patch (Australia; 2006-07-05)

Little Friarbird
Philemon citreogularis

Native Range: Australia

Notes: friarbirds are large (nearly jay-sized) honeyeaters with baldish vulture-like heads accented by bare facial patches and in some species by a cask on the upper mandible; the Lttle Friarbird, however, lacks such a cask along its decurved bill; found in open forests and woodlands throughout much of northern and eastern Australia; no sexual dimorphism.

upperparts brown; underparts cream-colored (Australia; 2006-07-05)

quite large and strong decurved bill; red iris (Australia; 2006-07-05)

rather long and squared-off tail (Australia; 2006-07-05)