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Green Catbird

Ailuroedus crassirostris

Description:

Although they belong to the bowerbird family, male Green Catbirds do not build bowers and only mate with one female, helping her to defend and feed their offspring.

Habitat:

The Green Catbird is a large, stout green bird, spotted white, with a dusky crown, nape and face and a white bill. The eye is red. Juveniles are duller in colour. It can also resemble the immature or female Satin Bowerbird, which has a distinctly blue eye, a dark bill and a more scalloped patterning on the underbody, while the upper body is a more olive-green.

Notes:

Cat-like mewing; sometimes likened to the cry of a human baby.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

lovely spotting

Christiane
Spotted by
Christiane

4570, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 1, 2011
Submitted on Aug 28, 2012

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