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Photo © by peterday
Birdwatcher's Cabin, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia, 13 November 2022
Bolemoreus frenatus

Lichenostomus frenatus


20 cm (7¾ in)

  • Brown and yellow ‘bridle’ reaches from the bill to under bright blue eyes
  • Blue eye ring


Australia: montane rainforests of northeastern Queensland (Cooktown to Paluma).


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in the genus Lichenostomus.


Upland rainforests, swamp woodlands, drier forests adjacent to rainforests, above 600m. Also visits gardens.



The diet includes nectar, beetles and insects.


It builds a deep cup nest of fine twigs and tendrils lined with plant-down. The clutch consists of 2 reddish-striped white eggs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Paradise Earth

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