This highly vocal – fashionably dressed and fluffy cravat-wearing and pious honeyeater sports a very prominent horn at the base of his bill

A loud devout bird wearing a nice white fluffy cravat with a large horn on his nose.

The loud friar bird (Philemon corniculatus) is a big honeyeater that is 31-36 cm (12-14) in length.

This highly vocal - fashionably dressed and fluffy cravat-wearing and pious honeyeater sports a very prominent horn at the base of his bill

It has a striking black bald head and gray brown plumage except for the breast and belly, which are off-white in hue.

The eyes are crimson, and the bill is thick with a noticeable “bump” at the base.

Silvery-white tail feathers with white tips, Males and females, have similar appearances.

Despite the fact that males are somewhat bigger than females.

These birds are found in Papua New Guinea and eastern Australia.

This highly vocal - fashionably dressed and fluffy cravat-wearing and pious honeyeater sports a very prominent horn at the base of his bill

These birds prefer dry wooded habitats and other woods.

Although, they also enjoy coastal scrub and heath lands.

They are also found in marshes and damp forests.

This honeyeater feeds on nectar, fruit, and native plants.

Consumption of commercially farmed fruit occasionally puts them at odds with farmers who consider them as pests.

From July through January, the Noisy Friar bird breeds.

This highly vocal - fashionably dressed and fluffy cravat-wearing and pious honeyeater sports a very prominent horn at the base of his bill

They construct a big, deep cup-shaped nest of bark and grass that hangs from a horizontal limb 1 to 3 m above ground.

The female produces 2 to 4 eggs that range in size from 22 to 33 mm (1 to 1 1/3 inches).

These eggs range in hue from buffer to nearly entirely pink, with deeper pink brown or purple highlights.

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