This bird specimen was collected during William Blandowski's expedition to the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers (December 1856 - December 1857). It is from a set of specimens collected in the Gunbower area from 16-28 February 1857. Its original tag '612' is still intact and the expedition register refers to this bird as a 'Yellow throated friar bird'.

Although no illustrations of this species are known from the expedition, back in Germany in 1861 Blandowski commissioned the artist Gustav Mutzel to paint the species. It became figure 311a/311b in Plate 44 of the Meliphagidae (honeyeaters) Cuculidae (cuckoos) and Climacteridae (treecreepers) for his Birds of Australia series (see Museum fur Naturkunde B VIII/133).

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    New South Wales

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    Murray and Darling Rivers junction

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