Ailuroedus geislerorum geislerorum

(Meyer, 1891)

Vernacular names
English : Tan-capped catbird
French : Jardinier des Geisler

Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ptilonorhynchidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known.

Adults can grow to 24 cm in length for a weight of 172 g. Bulky body, large horn-colored bill. Green wings and tail. This subspecies has light-brown cap, white ear spots. Breast and nape white with rows of larger black spots.

Range and habitat
This subspecies is found in Yapen island and northern New Guinea, east to Huon Peninsula. Lives in forests and forest edges, including monsoon forests, up to 1200 m.

IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN (listed as A. buccoides)
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is globally fairly common and seems to suffer from no threats currently. Trading levels aren’t high so far but this species has to be asssessed on its own.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Houston Zoo (USA), ID of European specimens questionable


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