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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Bower Birds

Scientific system: Howard et al.

Familia: Ptilonorhynchidae

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The family of Bowerbirds is restricted to Australia, New Guinea, and neighboring islands. Their body length ranges from 22 cm to 40 cm. Most species have ornamental feathers, a hood or a collar. Their habitat is diverse and ranges from the rainforest to the shrubland. Their diet consists largely of fruits and berries, supplemented by a few insects that they look for on the ground. Bowerbirds are known for the fact that the males build an 'bower' for courtship, which, depending on the species, can also take the form of an arena or a garden. This bower is often decorated in a striking way. The nest, however, is created by the female alone. She alone takes care of the incubation and rearing of the young. Bowerbirds have the highest longevity of all songbirds and can live well over 20 years.

Ailuroedus

     buccoides - White-eared Catbird (5)
     crassirostris - Green Catbird (10)

Scenopoeetes

     dentirostris - Tooth-billed Bowerbird (3)

Archboldia

     papuensis - Archbold's Bowerbird (2)

Amblyornis

     inornata - Vogelkop Bowerbird (3)
     macgregoriae - Macgregor's Bowerbird (2)
     subalaris - Streaked Bowerbird (3)
     flavifrons - Golden-fronted Bowerbird (2)

Prionodura

     newtoniana - Golden Bowerbird (5)

Sericulus

     aureus - Masked Bowerbird (4)
     bakeri - Fire-maned Bowerbird
     chrysocephalus - Regent Bowerbird (8)

Ptilonorhynchus

     violaceus - Satin Bowerbird (7)

Chlamydera

     maculata - Spotted Bowerbird (3)
     guttata - Western Bowerbird (2)
     nuchalis - Great Bowerbird (9)
     lauterbachi - Yellow-breasted Bowerbird (1)
     cerviniventris - Fawn-breasted Bowerbird (2)

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