Chunky rainforest bird with emerald green upperparts, thick pale beak, and a large black "ear" spot below the dark red eye. Underparts are pale green-olive with extensive pale spotting. Inhabits New Guinea, and northern Cape York (Queensland). Almost identical in appearance to the Spotted Catbird, which is fractionally larger, so in Australia this species is best identified by range (Spotted Catbird found only further south in the Cairns region). Forages mostly in middle and upper story of rainforest. Catbirds are well known for their characteristic and distinctive cat-like yowling calls.