Western Bowerbird (Chlamydera guttata)
The Western Bowerbird is found in the desert region of Central
Northern Territory and north-west region of Western Australia, often near
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
call varies to a churring, grinding sound, some sounding like a feral cat.
The Western Bowerbird has a characteristic erectile iridescent
lilac/pink nape crest, which is smaller in the female, with less of a marked
pink crest. The immature bird lacks the crest.