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Fawn-Breasted Bowerbird

Chlamydera cerviniventris

Range

  • ¬†Throughout New Guinea and northern Cape York Peninsula

Habitat

  • Forests

Diet

  • Figs
  • Fruit
  • Insect

Bowerbirds are commonly known for their unique nesting behavior where the male will build a “bower” structure that he decorates with brightly colored objects to attract a mate.

These bowers are built separately from the nest which is a cup made of sticks in a tree, while the bower resides on the ground. Different bowerbirds like different colors; this particular species decorates their bowers with green objects.

 

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