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Regent Bowerbird

(Sericulus chrysocephalus)
Alternate name(s): "Regent-bird"
Size: 25-29 cm
Weight: 100 g (average)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Regent Bowerbird at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Near-frontal view of an adult male Regent Bowerbird (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[O'Reilly's Plateau, Lamington NP, Gold Coast, QLD, August 2013]

Different near-frontal view of a male Regent Bowerbird (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[O'Reilly's Plateau, Lamington NP, Gold Coast, QLD, August 2013]

Lateral view of a male Regent Bowerbird (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[O'Reilly's Plateau, Lamington NP, Gold Coast, QLD, August 2013]

Lateral view of a male Regent Bowerbird (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, October 2016]

Male Regent Bowerbird in flight, left, with a female looking on (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, December 2016]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Regent Bowerbird (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[O'Reilly's Plateau, Lamington NP, Gold Coast, QLD, August 2013]

Lateral view of a female Regent Bowerbird (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[O'Reilly's Plateau, Lamington NP, Gold Coast, QLD, August 2013]

Distant dorsal view of a female Regent Bowerbird
[Bunya Mountains NP, QLD, July 2009]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-lateral view of an immature male Regent Bowerbird (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, January 2017]

Lateral view of an immature male Regent Bowerbird (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[O'Reilly's Plateau, Lamington NP, Gold Coast, QLD, August 2013]

Breeding information

Regent Bowerbirds can interbreed with Satin Bowerbirds. The offspring of such pairs are called "Rawnsley's Bowerbirds".

Twitcher's tip

A bower is NOT a nest - it is a male bird's courting alley. Nests, built by female birds, are in fact kept well away from bowers.

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Territorial Mobility: Sedentary/roaming Elementary unit: Solitary

Male birds are sedentary, females are roaming.

Food, Diet

Near-lateral view of an immature male Regent Bowerbird taking a fruit (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, January 2017]

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