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Spotted Bowerbird (Chlamydera maculata) | by Rosa Gamboias
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Spotted Bowerbird (Chlamydera maculata)

In this shot, the lilac-pink crest is more visible, although the bird is not displaying it. When they do, it looks like they have a flower in the back of the head.


An interesting text about the species:


"Spotted bowerbirds have a diverse range of vocalisations. Typical calls include loud, harsh churrings and other notes, as well as the complex vocal mimicry characteristic of grey bowerbirds. Spotted bowerbirds are accomplished vocal mimics and have been known to simulate the calls of many birds as well as other sounds.

When approached by humans or other potential threats, males at bowers and females at nests often mimic the calls of predatory birds such as the wedge-tailed eagle, blue-winged kookaburra, grey-crowned babbler, grey butcherbird, pied butcherbird, australian magpie, australian raven, apostlebird and honeyeater, among others.

Other sounds mimicked include large herbivores moving through scrub or over fallen branches, the twang of fence wire, wood chopping, the crack of stock whip and the whistling flight of crested pigeons."


Text from Wikipedia


Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia



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Taken on August 24, 2019