Yellow-Breasted Bowerbirds, Chlamydera lauterbachi, aka Lauterbach's Bowerbirds

Bowerbirds


Yellow-breasted BowerbirdThe Yellow-breasted Bowerbird, Chlamydera lauterbachi also known as Lauterbach's Bowerbird is distributed in mainland New Guinea, where it inhabits the grasslands, lowlands, and subtropical mountain forests.

Widespread and a common species throughout its habitat range, the Yellow-breasted Bowerbird is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

The scientific name commemorates its discoverer, the German botanist Carl Lauterbach. He discovered this bowerbird in 1896.


Description:

The Yellow-breasted Bowerbird is a medium-sized, approximately 27cm long, bowerbird with a brownish-olive upperparts plumage, grayish-yellow upper breast, coppery crown, dark brown iris, yellow underparts, a black bill and pinkish-orange mouth. Males and females look alike. The female is duller than the male.


Diet / Feeding:

Its diet consists mainly of fruits, caterpillars, beetles, and other insects.


Nesting / Breeding:

The nest is a shallow cup made of small sticks up in a tree. The bower itself is that of "avenue"-type with four walls of sticks and an outward-angled main avenue walls.


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