WESTERN BOWERBIRD FACTS
The Western Bowerbird is dark brown above with prominent lighter brown or tan spotting. The underside is reddish fawn colour. Males have a pink crest (nuchal crest) that can be raised on the back of the neck; females also have crest but it is smaller. The feet and legs are grey and bill is dark. Young birds are similar to adults but don't have pink crest.
Spotted Bowerbird, Mimic-bird.
woodland, shrubland, gardens
fruit, insects, seeds
The nest is a shallow cup made of twigs, and other plant material. The male builds a bower which is an avenue of twigs decorated with white and green objects including bones, shells, small stones, plant fruit.
found in central Australia (interior Northern Territory and northern South Australia) and central Western 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:||Western Bowerbird|
Relatives in same Genus
Fawn-breasted Bowerbird (C. cerviniventris)
Spotted Bowerbird (C. maculata)
Great Bowerbird (C. nuchalis)