|Great Bowerbird Chlamydera nuchalis
|Mount Molloy, Queensland, Australia
The Great Bowerbird is distributed from Kimberley in Western Australia through the north of Northern Territory into Queensland. It is found in Eucalyptus forest and woodland, mangroves, rain forest edges and gardens.
There is a distribution map at Birdlife International.
It is a large buffy-grey bowerbird with heavy scalloping on the upperparts and a white tip to the tail. It has a pinkish-mauve crest at the back of the neck which is just visible in photos 1 and 3.
|The bowers, as seen in photo 4, are rebuilt every year either
on an old site or close to one. They are open or roofed avenues of thin twigs or grass.
The males display at the bower which is decorated with white stones, bones, shells, fruit, leaves or flowers.
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