Great Bowerbird

As with most members of the bowerbird family, breeding considerations dominate the lifecycle: females nest inconspicuously and raise their young alone, while the males spend most of the year building, maintaining, improving, defending, and above all displaying from their bowers. Only a male with a successful bower can attract mates.

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

Great Bowerbird of Kakadu National Park - Posted by BESG on 29 September 09, Tuesday Contributed by Debby Ng Debby Ng returned from a birding tour of the Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory with images of the Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis) (left) and it’s bower (below). The photographs were taken in the Mary River area in the south. More

blue toothbrush!), while the Great Bowerbird lives in the dry rain-shadow west of the Atherton tablelands and prefers white and orange. There is a group in the bowerbirds - four catbirds of the genus Ailuroedus - that do not build bowers and that are monogamous. For the rest, males build bowers to attract and mate with as many females as they can. More

* Great Bowerbird, Chlamydera nuchalis * Yellow-breasted Bowerbird, Chlamydera lauterbachi * Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, Chlamydera cerviniventris Note that the Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) and Black Catbird (Melanoptila glabrirostris) from the Americas and the Abyssinian Catbird (Parophasma galinieri) from Africa are unrelated birds that belong to different families. References - 1. ^ a b Frith, Clifford B. (1991). Forshaw, Joseph. ed. More

The Great Bowerbird, Chlamydera nuchalis is a common and conspicuous resident of northern Australia, from the area around Broome across the Top End to Cape York Peninsula and as far south as Mount Isa. Favoured habitat is a broad range of forest and woodland, and the margins of vine forests, monsoon forest, and mangrove swamps. More

The Great Bowerbird is 33 to 38 cm long and fawny grey in colour. Males have a small but conspicuous pink crest on the nape of the neck. References - * BirdLife International (2004). Chlamydera nuchalis. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. More

A male great bowerbird displaying to another bird at his bower. Location: North Queensland, Australia * * Add Video To Your Social Bookmarks Bookmark and Share Add comment - Something to say?.... More

Great Bowerbird at Bower great bowerbird at bower The great bowerbird, Chlamydera nuchalis, is a member of the family Ptilonorhynchidae. In this species the males compete for mates by building elaborate "bowers" of twigs and decorate them with shells and other bright objects. Females are attracted to these bowers and mate with the successful male in his bower. More

The Great Bowerbird,is a common and conspicuous resident of northern Australia 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. More

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great bowerbird - large bowerbird of northern AustraliaChlamydera nuchalisbowerbird, catbird - any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract femalesChlamydera, genus Chlamydera - a genus of Ptilonorhynchidae How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

Great Bowerbird picks up vermillion colored pom for inclusion in bower art Kangaroo bones, green glass and white bottletoops, a Spotted Bowerbird display area the search for the Globden Bowerbird, self portrat as a naturalist the prodigious appearance of the Golden Bowerbird in bower with "may pole" tower constructions unprofessional naturalists evaluate the site after the bird leaves More

great bowerbirds, seven tooth-billed bowerbirds, seven satin bowerbirds, seven regent bowerbirds and seven spotted bowerbirds. All will be males in breeding plumage." Bowerbird "death study" raises row. By Greg Roberts. The Age, 19 December 2000. More

Picture of Chlamydera nuchalis above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Arthur Chapman
Author: Arthur Chapman
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ptilonorhynchidae
Genus : Chlamydera
Species : nuchalis
Authority : (Jardine & Selby, 1830)