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  Fawn-breasted Bowerbird (Chlamydera cerviniventris)





Fawn-breasted Bowerbird | Chlamydera cerviniventris photo
Fawn-breasted Bowerbird

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The Fawn-breasted Bowerbird is greyish brown above with small spotted markings on back. The underside is fawn brown. The head is greyish brown with streaking on the throat and chest. Both males and females are similar in appearance. Usually seen solitary or in pairs and sometimes in small flocks. It is not widespread but quite common within its range and is not considered a threatened species.

Size
32 cm

Habitat
rainforest edges, eucalypt forest, mangroves, woodlands

Food
fruit, insects

Breeding
The nest is a cup made of small twigs built in a tree. The bower is an avenue with two side walls made of twigs and is decorated with green berries and leaves.

Range
found on Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland

distribution map showing range of Chlamydera cerviniventris in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Ptilonorhynchidae
Genus:Chlamydera
Species:cerviniventris
Common Name:Fawn-breasted Bowerbird

Relatives in same Genus
  Western Bowerbird (C. guttata)
  Spotted Bowerbird (C. maculata)
  Great Bowerbird (C. nuchalis)