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Green Catbird

 
Introduction:
Large, stout, green body with white spots, red eyes.
Identification:
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. Body length up to 33cm.
Max. Size:
33 cm.
Distribution:
eastern Australia
Habitat:
Temperate and sub-tropical rainforest and paperbarks, and sometimes adjacent eucalypt forest.
Biology:
Although they belong to the bowerbird family, the males of this species do not build bowers and only mate with one female, helping her to defend and feed their offspring. They usually feed in pairs or small groups, moving from tree to tree in the mid to upper canopy. Their diet consists of fruit, notably figs, flowers, and other plant material; they have also been known to kill baby birds to feed young during the breeding season and will eat small reptiles too. They have a cat-like mewing call; sometimes likened to the cry of a human baby.
Related Objects:

Related Objects


(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5218 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5217 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5216 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),
O.51412 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Alstonville , (28 50' S , 153 26' E), 19 Dec 1896
O.51411 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Richmond R , (28 49' S , 152 59' E), 7 Nov 1903
O.50820 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Alstonville , (28 50' S , 153 26' E), 18 Nov 1906

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.4920 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Gosford , (33 26' S , 151 20' E),
O.49476 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Richmond R , (28 49' S , 152 59' E), 10 Nov 1903

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5219 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5220 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5221 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5222 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5223 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5224 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5225 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),
O.47141 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Gosford , (33 26' S , 151 20' E), 21 Feb 1977

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5227 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.36696 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Narara , (33 24' S , 151 21' E), 27 Dec 1931

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5228 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5226 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.36695 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Rosebank, Near Lismore , (28 40' S , 153 24' E), Nov 1932

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5229 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.3144 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Murwillumbah: Tweed R , (28 20' S , 153 24' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.33420 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Gosford , (33 26' S , 151 20' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.34114 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Richmond River , (28 55' S , 153 10' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.42970 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Tuggerah Lake , (33 18' S , 151 30' E), 4 Aug 1968

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.3664 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.20499 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Wyong , (33 17' S , 151 26' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.39150 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Kyogle , (28 38' S , 153 E), 7 Aug 1953

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.28694 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, Queensland, Cairns , (16 55' S , 145 46' E), 1912

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.43789 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Tumbi Umbi, N Of Gosford , (33 22' S , 151 27' E), 28 Dec 1970

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.45282 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Tumbi Umbi, N Of Gosford , (33 22' S , 151 27' E), 29 Mar 1975

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.45426 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, Queensland, Bulburin , (24 31' S , 151 29' E), 21 Apr 1975

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.4554 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Tweed R , (28 18' S , 153 27' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.35988 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Narara , (33 24' S , 151 21' E), 18 Dec 1932
O.70176 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Niagara Park , (33 23' S , 151 21' E), 14 Dec 1998
O.61872 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Mernot, Near Gloucester , (31 45' S , 151 37' E), 22 Nov 1927
O.65069 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Byron Bay: Skinners Shoot Rd , (28 39' S , 153 37' E), 14 Mar 1994
O.65212 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Nambucca Heads , (30 39' S , 153 E), 27 Apr 1991
O.66028 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Ourimbah , (33 22' S , 151 22' E), 10 Nov 1995
O.67614 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Fairy Meadow , (34 24' S , 150 54' E), Jul 1996
O.68912 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Port Hacking, Cauranga Brook , (34 4' S , 151 7' E), 5 Nov 1950
O.61873 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Copeland, Via Barrington , (32 S , 151 51' E), 21 Dec 1948
O.70082 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Ewingsdale , (28 38' S , 153 32' E), 11 Mar 1997

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.28693 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bulliac , (31 55' S , 152 2' E), 1912
O.70188 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Taree , (31 54' S , 152 29' E), 13 Jun 1988
O.70398 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Rosebank , (28 40' S , 153 24' E), 1 Feb 2000
O.70468 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Coledale , (34 17' S , 150 56' E), 19 Sep 1999

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.826 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.827 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),
O.9306 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Richmond R , (28 49' S , 152 59' E),
O.9307 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Richmond R , (28 49' S , 152 59' E),
PA.8015 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, Queensland, Moreton Bay , (27 16' S , 153 15' E),
O.69776 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Lilyvale , (34 12' S , 151 E), 26 Dec 1931
O.58125 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Toonambar State Forest: 4 Km S Of Iron Pot Ck , (28 28' S , 152 43' E), 24 Jan 1984

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5231 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5232 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5233 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5234 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),
O.52850 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Alstonville , (28 50' S , 153 26' E), 26 Oct 1908
O.54672 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Berkeley Vale , (33 20' S , 151 26' E), 15 Feb 1981
O.56342 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Macpherson Range, Tweed R , (28 18' S , 153 27' E), Nov 1909
O.64642 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Eltham, Boatharbour Rd , (28 45' S , 153 24' E), 24 Mar 1992

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.5230 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),
O.58863 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Mt Keira, Scout Camp , (34 26' S , 150 51' E), Aug 1978
O.59234 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Tenterfield Shire , (29 3' S , 152 1' E), 9 Dec 1985
O.61868 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Mernot, Near Gloucester , (31 45' S , 151 37' E), 14 Dec 1932
O.61869 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Alstonville, Richmond R , (28 50' S , 153 26' E), 1 Jan 1900
O.61870 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Alstonville, Richmond R , (28 50' S , 153 26' E), 26 Oct 1901
O.61871 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Alstonville, Richmond R , (28 50' S , 153 26' E), 22 Nov 1927

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1318 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),
B.9365 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen District , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),
B.9366 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen District , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),
B.9414 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellinger R , (30 27' S , 152 25' E),
B.9415 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellinger R , (30 27' S , 152 25' E),
B.9416 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellinger R , (30 27' S , 152 25' E),
B.9861 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),
B.9862 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1326 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.12512 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellinger R , (30 27' S , 152 25' E),
B.4577 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1319 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1320 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1321 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1322 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1323 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1324 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1325 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.12511 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellinger R , (30 27' S , 152 25' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.28692 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bulliac , (31 55' S , 152 2' E), 1912

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.21778 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bulliac, Barrington Tops , (31 55' S , 152 2' E), Jul 1913
O.70925 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Kalang Valley, near Bellingen , (30 31' S , 152 46' E), 4 Sep 2004
O.71114 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Avoca , (34 37' S , 150 29' E), 2 Nov 2004
O.71966 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) ,
B.9364 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen District , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),
B.9363 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellingen District , (30 27' S , 152 54' E),
A.11210 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),
A.11211 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),
A.11212 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),
A.16605 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),
B.4575 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),
B.4576 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),
B.10043 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.26193 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Richmond R Area , (28 49' S , 152 59' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.2240 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Ballina, Richmond River , (28 52' S , 153 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.2241 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Ballina, Richmond River , (28 52' S , 153 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.2242 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Ballina, Richmond River , (28 52' S , 153 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.23073 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, Queensland, Moreton Bay , (27 16' S , 153 15' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.23074 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Clarence River , (29 18' S , 152 32' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.18095 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cowlong , (28 49' S , 153 25' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.25671 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Murwillumbah , (28 20' S , 153 24' E), 4 Oct 1890

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.25234 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cangai Scrub, Clarence R , (29 35' S , 152 23' E), 11 Dec 1897

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.27590 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, Queensland, Bunya Mountains , (26 51' S , 151 34' E), Nov 1919

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.28690 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E), 16 Nov 1914

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.28691 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E), 1909

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1327 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),
A.1568 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Clarence River , (29 18' S , 152 32' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.25233 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cangai Scrub, Clarence R , (29 35' S , 152 23' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1330 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1328 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.26010 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Upper Clarence R , (29 18' S , 152 32' E), 11 Dec 1897

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1329 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.18094 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cowlong , (28 49' S , 153 25' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.13305 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellinger R , (30 27' S , 152 25' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.13306 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellinger R , (30 27' S , 152 25' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.13307 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellinger R , (30 27' S , 152 25' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.13308 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellinger R , (30 27' S , 152 25' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.13309 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Bellinger R , (30 27' S , 152 25' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1331 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1332 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.18093 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Richmond R , (28 49' S , 152 59' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.18092 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Richmond R , (28 49' S , 152 59' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.1333 - Ailuroedus crassirostris (Paykull, 1815) - Australia, New South Wales, Cambewarra , (34 49' S , 150 34' E),