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Fauna of Central Australia

Western Bowerbird (Chlamydera guttata)

The Western Bowerbird 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 can also be seen around some of the bush lands surrounding Alice Springs and other communities.

Their range include the desert region of Central Northern Territory and north-west region of Western Australia, often near permanent waterholes.

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.

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.

Fauna Images — Western Bowerbird

Birds in Central Australia
Western Bowerbird (Chlamydera guttata) © Dorothy Latimer, August 2007

Western Bowerbird (Chlamydera guttata) © Colin Leel, September 2007

Western Bowerbird (Chlamydera guttata) © Colin Leel, September 2007

Western Bowerbird (Chlamydera guttata) © Colin Leel, September 2007

Check out our images of the Bowerbird in Olive Pink Botanic Garden
More information and images can be seen in the Fauna section: Western Bowerbird.
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