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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.


New Caledonia



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.

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