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.
rainforest edges, eucalypt forest, mangroves, woodlands
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.
found on Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Western Bowerbird (C. guttata)
Spotted Bowerbird (C. maculata)
Great Bowerbird (C. nuchalis)