SPOTTED BOWERBIRD FACTS
The Spotted Bowerbird is dark brown spotted with lighter brown above. The head is reddish brown with grey brown streaks. The underside is pale creamy brown. Males have a lilac pink crest on the back on the neck. The bill is black, the eyes are dark and the legs and feet are greenish grey. Young birds are similar to adults but don't have pink crest. It is similar to the Western Bowerbird but ranges do not overlap.
woodland, especially dry eucalypt woodland, acacia woodland
fruit, flowers, seeds, insects
The nest is a cup made of small twigs on top of platform of larger twigs. The female lays a single pale green grey egg with streaky scribbly dark markings. Male builds an avenue bower made of grass and twigs, usually under a bush. The bower is decorated with white shells, bones, white stones, green berries and near human settlement may include various man made items.
found in large area of New South Wales and Queensland, mostly in drier parts
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:||Spotted Bowerbird|
Relatives in same Genus
Fawn-breasted Bowerbird (C. cerviniventris)
Western Bowerbird (C. guttata)
Great Bowerbird (C. nuchalis)