Vogelkop bowerbird

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Vogelkop bowerbird
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ptilonorhynchidae
Genus: Amblyornis
A. inornata
Binomial name
Amblyornis inornata
(Schlegel, 1871)

The Vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornata), also known as the Vogelkop gardener bowerbird, is a medium-sized, bowerbird of the mountains of the Vogelkop Peninsula at Western New Guinea, Indonesia.

The birds are about 21–35 cm in length, with the females being slightly smaller.

The species is known for their mating method. Males are seen, in order to mate, to build a nest with decorations.[2] The more attractive the nest, the most likely it will attract a mate.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Amblyornis inornata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. Video of a Vogelkop Bowerbird preparing its display

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