Family Bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchidae)

Least Concern

Streaked Bowerbird (Amblyornis subalaris)


French: Jardinier à huppe orange German: Rothauben-Laubenvogel Spanish: Pergolero estriado

Amblyornis subalaris


, 1884,

Astrolabe Mountains, south-east New Guinea


Has hybridized with A. macgregoriae. Monotypic.


Mountains of SE New Guinea, from upper Angabunga R E to Mt Suckling, Mt Simpson and Mt Moiba areas.

Descriptive notes

24 cm; male 96–107 g, female 95–122 g. Male has entire face and upperparts warm olive-brown, lores and feathers on each side of crest darker and richer; extensive... read more


Insufficient information; repertoire evidently similar to that of A. macregoriae, but... read more


Primary forest and taller secondary forest with Lithocarpus and Castanopsis oaks... read more

Food and feeding

Almost unknown, but presumably fruits and insects; frequents forest substage to canopy.


Few data on season, a few eggs collected in Dec–Jan; display season Sept–Dec. Polygynous, promiscuous male seasonally decorates... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Central Papuan Mountains EBA. Widespread and locally common throughout range. Crest of adult males used by... read more

Recommended citation

Frith, C. & Frith, D. (2020). Streaked Bowerbird (Amblyornis subalaris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 30 March 2020).