I heard a clear and loud  call the other morning.  I wasn’t sure what it was, but I spotted this Helmeted Friarbird in the trees.

As it came in closer, and eventually to the feeder on the verandah, I took the video below.

It made me think about all the descriptions I have seen used to describe this bird who looks like a friar wearing a helmet.  Words such as grotesque, unattractive, ugly, vulture like, a face only a mother could love …

I think we should come up with different and more flattering descriptions.  What about stately or noble, or perhaps dignified?

If you cannot view the video, click here to see on my Youtube channel.