Fawn-breasted Bowerbirds, Chlamydera cerviniventris

Bowerbirds


Fawn-breasted BowerbirdsThe Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, Chlamydera cerviniventris is a medium-sized, up to 32cm long, bowerbird with a greyish brown spotted white plumage, a black bill, dark brown iris, yellow mouth and an orange buff below. Males and females look alike. The female is slightly smaller than the male.

The Fawn-breasted Bowerbird is distributed in New Guinea and northern Australia, where it inhabits the tropical forests, mangroves, savanna woodlands and forest edges. Its diet consists mainly of figs, fruits and insects. The nest is a loose cup made of small sticks up in a tree. The bower itself is that of "avenue-type" with two sides of wall of sticks and usually decorated with green-colored berries.

A common species in its habitat range, the Fawn-breasted Bowerbird is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.


References

  • BirdLife International (2004). Chlamydera cerviniventris. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN> 2006. Retrieved on 9 January 2007. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

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