Spotted Catbird (Ailuroedus melanotis)

The spotted catbird is found in the wet tropics of north Queensland. They are engaging birds and can become quite tame arround lodges and the like. Catbirds are so called due to their amazing cat like call. Catbirds are bowerbirds that do not make a bower and are only found in Australia and New Guinea. The very similar green catbird is found in SE Queensland and coastal NSW.