- Green Catbird
name = Green Catbird
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
image_width = 225px
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
genus = "
species = "A. crassirostris"
binomial = "Ailuroedus crassirostris"
binomial_authority = Paykull, 1815
The Green Catbird, "Ailuroedus crassirostris" is a species of
bowerbirdfound on subtropical forests along the east coast of Australia, from southeastern Queenslandto 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, flowersand 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 Listof Threatened Species.
* 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.
* [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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