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Alternative name: New Caledonian Thicketbird
- Megalurulus mariei
17-18 cm. Long tail, male and female identical. Upperparts olive-brown; slightly darker and more rufous on crown, wings, and tail; more olive grey on back. Long white eyebrow from the base of the bill to the nape, brown eye-stripe and ear-coverts. Creamy white underparts with a pale-rufous wash, brown flanks, orange at the sides of breast, brown iris brown, black bill, yellow-horn, inside of mouth and throat black.
Grassland and open heathlands, lowlands, and hills.
It nests on the ground, building an open cup of grass and other leaves in dense vegetation. 1 to 3 greyish-white, speckled with reddish-brown eggs are laid .
Diet includes insects.