Spotted Bowerbird
Chlamydera maculata

The Birds of Australia
Vol.4 - Plate No. 8
Length: 30 cm
The Spotted Bowerbird is found in forests on plains and dry inland hills of central Australia. As their name suggests, this group of birds craft plants and lay stones to create a stage for their courtship. The male, with pink feathers behind its neck does all the crafting. In Gould's day the male would bring white shells or animal bones, but today this has changed to shiny artificial items such as shreds of glass bottles and coloured wires.