Green Catbird

Green Catbird

Taxobox
name = Green Catbird
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1



image_width = 225px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Passeriformes
familia = Ptilonorhynchidae
genus = "Ailuroedus"
species = "A. crassirostris"
binomial = "Ailuroedus crassirostris"
binomial_authority = Paykull, 1815

The Green Catbird, "Ailuroedus crassirostris" is a species of bowerbird found on subtropical forests along the east coast of Australia, from southeastern Queensland to southern New South Wales. Its coloring is emerald green, with faint black markings on the face and white streaks on the neck.

Green Catbird feeds mainly on fruit, flowers and other plants. They have been reported to feed their young with small birds or reptiles.

The breeding season is from September to January. Green Catbirds pair monogamously, and the nests are noted for having an unusual layer of wet, soft wood beneath the lining of fine twigs and leaves giving it a large size.

The Green Catbird is extremely similar to the Spotted Catbird, and are considered the same species by some.

Widespread and common throughout its habitat range, the Green Catbird is listed as Least Concern on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

References

* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

The name "Green cat bird", aside from the colouration, is due to the odd sound it makes similar to that of a cat; though some may jokingly say it is more like a strangled cat bird.

External links

* [http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=5167&m=0 BirdLife Species Factsheet]
* [http://www.redlist.org/search/details.php?species=50670 IUCN Red List]
* [http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=57271 Green Catbird audio recording at Freesound]


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