Black-capped Catbird Ailuroedus melanocephalus

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A large chunky bird of foothill and lower montane forest of south east New Guinea. Has a blacker crown, chest and throat, and underparts more rufous than sister species. Could co-occur with Ochre-breasted Catbird, but Black-capped Catbird is larger, is usually found at higher elevation and has the tell-tale black cheek. Call, a tuneless up and down nasal call, sounding very much like a distressed, howling cat.

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