A male Vogelkop gardener bowerbird tending his bower to attract a mate

Vogelkop bowerbird

Vogelkop bowerbirds are found in New Guinea and are named after the beautiful shelters they build to attract mates. Each bowerbird population makes slightly different bowers. Some use colourful flowers or leaves, some may choose stones or other objects and they lay these out in their own patterns, perhaps in response to the divergent tastes of females in the area.

Scientific name: Amblyornis inornata

Rank: Species

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Map showing the distribution of the Vogelkop bowerbird taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.


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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Least Concern

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Year assessed: 2009

Classified by: IUCN 3.1


  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Birds
  5. Perching birds
  6. Ptilonorhynchidae
  7. Amblyornis
  8. Vogelkop bowerbird

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