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Great Bowerbird's Bower

Chlamydera nuchalis

Description:

This Great Bowerbird constructed a beautiful bower using sun bleached snail shells and bones. Not only is this bird a master of architecture, but it also knows that location is everything, check out the view from this bower in the 3rd image! Different individuals sometimes choose different colors, and designs for their nests depending on location and available materials.

Habitat:

The Kimberley

Notes:

Perched on a cliff overlooking the mighty Drysdale River.

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4 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

This bower is so very decorated and enticing!

JackWanamaker
JackWanamaker 7 years ago

Thanks for the clarification, I knew about their decorative purpose but I thought they also served as the nest. It makes sense, eggs would be easily eaten by snakes/monitors on the ground here!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Although it isn't a nest, it's just a beautiful bower to get the female's attention and convince her the male is good mate material. I think she makes a nest in a tree after mating.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

I love bowerbird bowers! Thanks for this wonderful spotting and its "view."

JackWanamaker
Spotted by
JackWanamaker

Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Feb 22, 2013
Submitted on Feb 22, 2013

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