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  Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris)





Green Catbird | Ailuroedus crassirostris photo
Green Catbird, Mt Glorious, SE Queensland, Australia

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GREEN CATBIRD FACTS

Description
The Green Catbird is a sturdy green bird with brownish olive head and red eye. The underside is yellow green with white spots. It is lightly spotted around the head. The bill is sturdy and pale coloured. It has a distinctive call that sounds like a cat miaowing or baby crying. The Green Catbird is similar to the Spotted Catbird, but ranges do not overlap.

Size
30cm

Habitat
mainly found in temperate and sub-tropical rainforest and adjoining forest

Food
mainly feeds on fruit and flowers

Breeding
although the Green Catbird is a member of the bower bird family, it does not build a bower. It builds a fairly large nest of twigs, leaves and moss in a dense shrub or tree fork or top of tree fern.

Range
east coast of Australia from south east Queensland to southern New South Wales.

distribution map showing range of Ailuroedus crassirostris in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Ptilonorhynchidae
Genus:Ailuroedus
Species:crassirostris
Common Name:Green Catbird