French: Jardinier de MacGregor German: Goldhauben-Laubenvogel Spanish: Pergolero de MacGregor
Musgrave Range, 7000–9000 ft [c. 2130–2740 m], south-east New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
A. m. mayri
E. J. O. Hartert, 1930 – W & C New Guinea (Weyland Mts E to W Hindenburg Mts).
A. m. kombok
Schodde & McKean, 1973 – E New Guinea probably from at least Strickland R (possibly from Hindenberg Range) E to Mt Hagen, Kubor Range, Bismarck Range and Kratke Range.
A. m. lecroyae
C. B. Frith & D. W. Frith, 1997 – Mt Bosavi, in EC New Guinea.
A. m. amati
T. K. Pratt, 1982 – Adelbert Mts, in NE New Guinea.
A. m. macgregoriae
De Vis, 1890 – MacGregor’s Bowerbird – SE New Guinea from W Kukukuku and Herzog Range E to W Owen Stanley Range.
A. m. nubicola
Schodde & McKean, 1973 – E Owen Stanley Range (Mt Dayman and Mt Simpson Massifs, and probably E from Mt Suckling), in extreme SE New Guinea.
A. m. germana
Rothschild, 1910 – Huon Bowerbird – mountains of Huon Peninsula, in NE New Guinea.
26 cm; male 100–145 g (immature male 110–139 g), female 104–140 g. Male nominate race is dark brownish-olive above, a little paler on face and neck,... read more
Male at bower site gives loud advertisement vocalizations, including harsh tearing sounds, growls,... read more
Primary tall mixed montane and southern beech (Nothofagus) rainforest, and rarely moss... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly fruits, also some flowers and animals (mostly arthropods). Nestling diet fruits and arthropods, including cicadas (Cicadidae) and... read more
Season Sept–Feb; eggs Oct–Jan on Mt Missim (E New Guinea), and a well-incubated egg in early Jul on Mt Hagen; display season... read more
Resident. Immatures and females may descend to lower elevations in winter months. Females and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread throughout range. Mt Bosavi race (lecroyae) known from just nine specimens. In Oct 1999, portable saw-mill logging,... read more
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