Western Bowerbird

The Western Bowerbird is smaller than the other bowerbird it shares its range with, the Great Bowerbird. It measures between 24–28 cm in length and weighs between 120-150 g. Both sexes are similar in size and dimensions, except that the tail of the female is slightly longer.

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The Western 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 Western Bowerbird is similar to the Spotted Bowerbird C. maculata, though it is slightly smaller and darker, particulary on the head and neck, and with a slightly shorter tail. The bill is shorter and less curved. Where does it live? Distribution This bowerbird is endemic (found only there) to Central Australia and mid-central inland and semi-arid Western Australia. More

The Western Bowerbird (Chlamydera guttata) is a species of bird in the Bowerbird family. The species is a common endemic of Australia. It has a disjunct distribution, occurring in Central Australia and the Pilbara region of Western Australia. There are two subspecies, the nominate, which occupies most of its range, and P. g. cateri, which occurs only the North West Cape in Western Australia. The species was first collected in 1861 by the explorer Francis Gregory, who gave the specimen to John Gould. More

The Western Bowerbird is found in the desert region of Central Northern Territory and north-west region of Western Australia, often near permanent waterholes. They often inhabits gorges and rocky hills, in semi-arid regions where native figs are found. Some species adapted to areas with dry, open scrub and woodland. They have a loud harsh call. When displaying in the bower, the ca;; varies to a churring, grinding sound, some sounding like a feral cat. More

Following images of the Western Bowerbird at the Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The bower was below a Black Ti Tree shrub. This bower was decorated with green and white objects. To view more images of the same Western Bowerbird, click here... More

breeding habits of the Western Bowerbird are nothing short of bizarre! Catch the quest for this unbelievable bird this week on Fox SportsNet (check local listings for exact times). More

Western Bowerbird Size: 25-30cm Habitat: Located from Central Australia west to the Western Australian coastline. This bird inhabits arid open scrubland, feeding on insects, native fruits and figs, seeds and nectar. Notes: Brown spotted bird with pink patch on back of neck, chest and belly paler, dark eye. Breeds Spring - Summer. For more information on Western Bowerbird see references. Page | 1 | 8531.jpg 4375copy.jpg BF8C4373 copy. More

Western Bowerbird at Alice Springs Desert Park Image by Richard Fisher - Some rights reserved. Amazon. More

Western bowerbird and his mate. Before mating, this couple will undergo an intense courtship in which the male will show off the bright pink tuft on the back of his neck. But if the female desires a mate who helps with the rearing their young, she's out of luck: This male, like all other male bowerbirds, devotes his attention solely to his bower. Try another bower. More

Western bowerbird This Western bowerbird has a weakness for sea glass and plastic toys. - NOVA: How similar are bowers built by members of the same species? Do they look essentially alike or is there room for personal style? Borgia: This is very interesting. In satin bowerbirds there is variation, but usually among mature males the bowers aren't very different, certainly within a specific population. More

The Western Bowerbird is a Bowerbird common in arid Central Australia and the Pilbara region of Western Australia The Spotted Bowerbird is widely distributed across inland Queensland and New South Wales. The Satin Bowerbird,is common in rainforest and tall wet sclerophyll forest in eastern Australia from southern Queensland to Victoria. There is also an isolated population in the Wet Tropics of north Queensland. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ptilonorhynchidae
Genus : Chlamydera
Species : guttata
Authority : Gould, 1862