posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Fawn-breasted Bowerbird
Chlamydera cerviniventris

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: inhabits tropical forests and forest edges of New Guinea and northern Australia; during the mating season, the male builds an avenue-type bower with two side-walls of sticks, all decorated with green berries; no sexual dimorphism in plumage appearance.

dorsal view; spotting on wings; rufous underparts (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

large black bill; solid black eye (Zoo; 2013-05-29)