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Spotted Catbird Photos

Ailuroedus melanotis

The only thing Australia's Spotted Catbird shares with our catbird back in the US...they seem to love hiding in thickets. They're one interesting, and BIG, oddly-shaped bird. All of the photos below are from our stay at the Rainforest Canopy Treehouses near Tarzali. When the first one showed up at the feeder, I was a little taken aback, as I didn't realize how big they are. They also seem rather clumsy around the feeders, and a touch shy. They'd watch from a bit of a distance, fly in, clumsily (but quickly) grab something from the feeder, and then immediately take off to consume it in the rainforest. Fortunately, they had a tendency to briefly stop on a few select branches before getting to the feeder, offering plenty of photo opportunities.

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Spotted Catbird - Ailuroedus melanotis

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Spotted Catbird 1 - Ailuroedus melanotis Spotted Catbird 2 - Ailuroedus melanotis Spotted Catbird 3 - Ailuroedus melanotis

June, 2019
Near Tarzali, Australia

June, 2019
Near Tarzali, Australia

June, 2019
Near Tarzali, Australia

Spotted Catbird 4 - Ailuroedus melanotis Spotted Catbird 5 - Ailuroedus melanotis Spotted Catbird 6 - Ailuroedus melanotis

June, 2019
Near Tarzali, Australia

June, 2019
Near Tarzali, Australia

June, 2019
Near Tarzali, Australia

Spotted Catbird 7 - Ailuroedus melanotis Spotted Catbird 8 - Ailuroedus melanotis Spotted Catbird 9 - Ailuroedus melanotis

June, 2019
Near Tarzali, Australia

June, 2019
Near Tarzali, Australia

June, 2019
Near Tarzali, Australia

 


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