Spotted Catbird

Spotted Catbird

Taxobox
name = Spotted Catbird
status = LC
status_system = IUCN3.1


regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Passeriformes
familia = Ptilonorhynchidae
genus = "Ailuroedus"
species = "A. melanotis"
binomial = "Ailuroedus melanotis"
binomial_authority = Gray, 1858
The Spotted Catbird, "Ailuroedus melanotis" is a species of bowerbird which can be found in north Queensland. It is approximately 26-30 cm in length, and its coloring is emerald green, with faint black markings on the face and white streaks on the neck. The male and female are almost identical.

Spotted Catbird feeds mainly on fruit, seeds, flowers, insects, and even on other birds' eggs and young. The breeding season is from September to December. Spotted Catbirds pair monogamously, and lay one to three eggs each year. Incubation lasts 19-25 days.

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

Widespread and common throughout its large range, the Spotted Catbird is evaluated as Least Concern on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

References

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

External links

* [http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=5166&m=0 BirdLife Species Factsheet]
* [http://www.redlist.org/search/details.php?species=50669 IUCN Red List]
* [http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=57271 Audio recording at Freesound]


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