French: Jardinier de Newton German: Säulenlaubenvogel Spanish: Pergolero dorado
Tully River Scrubs, north Queensland, Australia
Uplands of wet tropics of NE Queensland (from Thornton Range and Mt Windsor Tableland S to Seaview–Paluma Range), in NE Australia.
Male 25 cm, 62–86 g; female 23 cm, 62–96 g. Smallest bowerbird. Male has head, chin and upperparts olive-green, richly suffused with glossy deep golden-yellow (... read more
Male bower-advertisement song a pulsating rattle note, typically lasting for 1–2 seconds,... read more
Upland rainforests at 350–1530 m, mainly 700–990 m. Traditional bower sites on flatter... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly fruits, particularly from vines, also flowers, buds, also arthropods. Nestling diet mostly fruits, with some insects, mostly cicadas... read more
Season Sept–Feb, egg-laying peak Nov–Dec, nestlings Dec–Jan, season lasting c. 4 months; display season Jul/Aug–Jan... read more
Resident. In Paluma Range, a marked adult female resighted 140 m from original point of capture c.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Queensland Wet Tropics EBA. Reasonably common throughout small limited remaining range. Habitat in range fully... read more
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