Regent Bowerbird (species: Sericulus (Sericulus) chrysocephalus) in Bundjalung NP (Gaia Guide)
Sericulus (Sericulus) chrysocephalus
Regent Bowerbird

©WendyB: Male Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus (Sericulus) chrysocephalus)

©Glen Fergus: Female Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus (Sericulus) chrysocephalus)

©Jerry Dohnal: Male Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus (Sericulus) chrysocephalus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Ptilonorhynchidae
Genus Sericulus
Species Sericulus (Sericulus) chrysocephalus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 25 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

An Australian endemic, it is distributed to rainforests and margins of eastern Australia, from central Queensland to New South Wales. (Wikipedia)


The male builds an avenue-type bower consisting of two walls of sticks, decorated with shells, seeds, leaves and berries. They are known to mix a muddy greyish blue or pea green "saliva paint" in their mouths which they use to decorate their bowers. They will sometimes use wads of greenish leaves as "paintbrushes" to help spread the substance on the bower. (Wikipedia)


Their diet consists mainly of fruits, berries and insects. (Wikipedia)

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