GREAT BOWERBIRD FACTS
The Great Bowerbird is a large greyish bird with dark bill. The upper parts are fawn grey with darker markings on top of head. The wings are brown with white markings on the feathers. The male has a lilac crest on back of neck, but this is usually only seen when it displays for a female. The male builds a large bower under a shrub or leafy branch. It is a platform of twigs with an avenue of twigs about a metre long and 45cm high. At each end of the bower it makes a display area scattered with white stones, bones, shells and leaves.
Queensland Bowerbird, Great Grey Bowerbird
eucalypt woodlands, scrub land, parkland, timbered areas near creeks.
fruit, berries, insects
The nest is a saucer of twigs lined with leaves. Lays 1-2 oval grey-green eggs speckled and streaked with brownish marks.
coastal tropical areas of northern Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Great Bowerbird|
Relatives in same Genus
Fawn-breasted Bowerbird (C. cerviniventris)
Western Bowerbird (C. guttata)
Spotted Bowerbird (C. maculata)