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Spotted Catbird
Ailuroedus melanotis

The Spotted Catbird is a bowerbird native to northern Queensland and is closely related to the Green Catbird found from souther-eastern Queensland down the coast of NSW. They are quite large at 24-33 cm and are named after one of their calls, which sounds like an angry cat. They can also make a call like a crying newborn baby. They are agile in rainforests, hopping between branches and feed on fruit, seeds flowers and insects and occasionally eggs and small animals.
 

Spotted Catbird

Spotted Catbird

Spotted Catbird

1-3: Cassowary House, Kuranda, Qld, 15/10/2011.