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