Vogelkop Bowerbird

The birds are about 25 cm in length, with the females being slightly smaller. They are mainly olive brown in colour, though somewhat paler below, with no ornamental plumage. This makes the species one of the dullest-coloured members of the bowerbird family with, however, one of the largest and most elaborate bowers.

The Vogelkop Bowerbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Vogelkop Bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata), also known as the Vogelkop Gardener Bowerbird, is a medium-sized, bowerbird of the mountains of the Vogelkop Peninsula at Western New Guinea, Indonesia. More

Vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata) = * Wildlife Finder * Animals * Vogelkop bowerbird Vogelkop bowerbirds are found in New Guinea and are named after the beautiful shelters they build to attract mates. Each bowerbird population makes slightly different bowers. More

Vogelkop Bowerbirds, Amblyornis inornata = Bowerbirds Spotted CatbirdsThe Vogelkop Bowerbird, Amblyornis inornata is a medium-sized, approximately 25cm long bowerbird of the mountains of the Vogelkop Peninsula at Western New Guinea, Indonesia. Being olive brown all over with no ornamental plumage makes it one of the dullest-looking members of bowerbird family. On the other hand, the male Vogelkop Bowerbird is the builder of the largest and most elaborate bower. More

Life - The Vogelkop Bowerbird: Nature's Great Seducer - BBC One = BBC 6803 vidéos S'abonnerModifier l'abonnement Chargement… 42954 vues 42954 vues BBC — 5 novembre 2009 — About the programme: Enregistrer dans Partager E-mail Skyrock Facebook Twitter MySpace Live Spaces Blogger orkut Buzz reddit Digg Chargement… Connectez-vous ou inscrivez-vous dès maintenant ! Publier un commentaire Commentaires les mieux notés * monkeyfunforidiots il y a 6 mois 39 For all the time More

You are here: Home >> What's new? >> Vogelkop Bowerbird comes to 'Life' Homepage Copyright Contact us Sitemap Downloads Links * About Papua * Birding * Outdoors * About us * What's new? Cameraman Barrie Britton spent nearly 200 hours sequestrated in hides in order to obtain the ultimate dream-sequence More

I'd heard of the Vogelkop bowerbird in Papua New Guinea. This amazing bird creates a lawn of moss in front of its already impressive nest, and lays out objects on it to attract females. These vary from bird to bird - piles of red leaves, beetles' wings or deer droppings covered with fungi with a bluish sheen (the last apparently highly successful). They endlessly rearrange every bit of fungus or berry for the perfect display. vogelkop2. More

You can listen to the vogelkop bowerbird’s incredible song on Radio 4: Nature Published 5 June 2009 More details - Programme Life Expedition Forest treasures of West Papua Meet the explorer - Stephen Lyle Stephen has spent the last nine years filming wildlife for programmes about subjects as diverse as sharks, primates and reptiles. More

Others are very drab, like Vogelkop Bowerbird (male, below, at his bower, arranging a man-made item). It is these drab appearing males that build and decorate the most spectacular pieces of architecture in the avian world. Vogelkop Bowerbird, isolated in the Arfak Mountains on the Volgelkop Peninsula of western New Guinea, is the world's greatest bower-builder. More

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Vogelkop bowerbird and his mate. While a-courting, the male stays deep within the bower, behind the maypole that serves as the central support of the structure, while the female stands at the bower's entrance. If she appears willing to mate, the male rushes toward her with wings spread while blurting out a provocative call. More

Vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata) = Species information - * Facts & Status * Description * Glossary & References * All * Images Vogelkop bowerbird male, side profile with ornaments Vogelkop bowerbird male, side profile with ornaments Species related by - More

The Vogelkop Bowerbird is nature’s undoubted master of seduction. Using its voice and surroundings it creates the ultimate “lovepad” to attract its mating partners. Remarkably, each competing Vogelkop Bowerbird will pimp out its own pad, in its own style. Click on the above video to defer to the epic narration of David Attenborough for a deeper explanation. The above clip will air in the upcoming BBC Life episode “Birds” on Monday. More

Not surprisingly, it took the first natural history collectors to penetrate into the Arfak Mountains a good while to recover from their ascertainment that the unreal roofed maypole bowers of the Vogelkop Bowerbird Amblyornis inornatus indeed were no playing houses made by the indigenous children. Copyright © Stephen Lyle Arfak Mountains = The northeastern region of the Bird’s Head or Vogelkop peninsula is made up of an isolated yet massive, more or less continuous mountain chain. The name ‘Tamrau’ applies to the western portion, bisected by the grassy Kebar Valley, heartland of the indigenous Karoon people. More

Vogelkop bowerbird in bower© Konrad Wothe / www.osfimages.com Vogelkop bowerbird, male, manouvering ornament in bower© Richard Kirby / naturepl.com Vogelkop bowerbird male, in bower arranging ornaments with habitat view© Richard Kirby / naturepl.com Vogelkop bowerbird's bower in habitat© Richard Kirby / naturepl. More

Life - The Vogelkop Bowerbird: Nature's Great Seducer - BBC One Life - The Vogelkop Bowerbird: Nature's Great Seducer - BBC One Click To Watch About the programme: www.bbc.co.uk A lesson in seduction from the Barry White of the bird world. The male Vogelkop bowerbird is a master of attracting... Uploaded: December 31, 1969 at 4:59 pm Author: BBC Length: 05:43 Rating: 4. More

Vogelkop bowerbirds display a collection of "treasures" in front of their bowers to seduce mates. Watch the entire "Birds" episode of LIFE on Animal Planet, Sunday, June 13 at 9PM e/p. More

Vogelkop Bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata) * Least Concern Vogelkop Bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata) Vogelkop Bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata) photo More material of this species * 3.5An active bowe...New Guinea, Jul 2008 Eduardo de Juana * 2.7An active bowe... More

Vogelkop Bowerbird! Don't give her that! You'll never get mated!" But, honestly, I was thinking that at the flower-power fellow. Foolishly, I'd assumed that the lesson here was going to be something along the lines of, "Birds like things humans find repugnant and isn't that interesting." Instead, the lesson turns out to be, "Everybody poops, but that doesn't mean they want to receive it as a gift. More

From the field: Vogelkop Bowerbird filmed for BBC Life series By Paul Williams on 23.12.08 From: PapuaExpeditions Physically speaking the Vogelkop Bowerbird Amblyornis inornatus may be a rather uninspiring 'brown job' but a male's so-called 'roofed maypole' bower — nothing less than the most complex and largest structure known in the avian world — more than makes up for that. More

Vogelkop Bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata) = French: Jardinier brun German: Spanish: Pergolero Pardo Other common names: Crestless/Plain/Brown (Gardener-)Bowerbird, (Vogelkop) Gardener Bowerbird, Brown Gardener/Gardenerbird, Crestless Gardener Taxonomy: Ptilorhynchus inornatus Schlegel, 1871, Hatam, Arfak Mountains, north-west New Guinea. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ptilonorhynchidae
Genus : Amblyornis
Species : inornata
Authority : (Schlegel, 1871)