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Tooth-billed Bowerbird

(Scenopoeetes dentirostris)
Alternate name(s): "Tooth-billed Catbird", "Stage-maker", "Leaf-turner"
Size: 26-28 cm
Weight: 130-200 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Tooth-billed Bowerbird at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Full-frontal view of a male Tooth-billed Bowerbird (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mount Lewis NP, near Burtons Ridge, QLD, November 2018]

Frontal view of a male Tooth-billed Bowerbird (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mount Lewis NP, near Burtons Ridge, QLD, November 2018]

Near-frontal view of a male Tooth-billed Bowerbird (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mount Lewis NP, near Burtons Ridge, QLD, November 2018]

Near-frontal view of a male Tooth-billed Bowerbird issuing its call (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mount Lewis NP, near Burtons Ridge, QLD, November 2018]

Near-lateral view of a male Tooth-billed Bowerbird issuing its call (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mount Lewis NP, near Burtons Ridge, QLD, November 2018]

Lateral view of a male Tooth-billed Bowerbird (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mount Lewis NP, near Burtons Ridge, QLD, November 2018]

Ventral view of a male Tooth-billed Bowerbird (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mount Lewis NP, near Burtons Ridge, QLD, November 2018]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Tooth-billed Bowerbird; note the orange gape (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mount Lewis NP, near Burtons Ridge, QLD, November 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a female Tooth-billed Bowerbird (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mount Lewis NP, near Burtons Ridge, QLD, November 2018]

Breeding information

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.

Telescopic view of a Tooth-billed Bowerbird's "bower", which is more similar to the scrape of a male Superb Lyrebird than other bowerbirds' bowers (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Mount Lewis NP, near Burtons Ridge, QLD, November 2018]

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