Western Bowerbird (Chlamydera guttata) - HBW 14, p. 403
French: Jardinier tacheté
Spanish: Pergolero Moteado Occidental
Other common names: Spotted Bowerbird(!), Yellow-spotted/Large-spotted/Pale-spotted Bowerbird, Guttated Bowerbird
Taxonomy: Chlamydera guttata Gould, 1862, "North-West Australia" = probably upper Fortescue River, Western Australia.
Probably forms a superspecies with C. maculata, and in the past considered conspecific. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- carteri Mathews, 1920 - North West Cape, in Western Australia.
- guttata Gould, 1862 - Western Australia from Eighty Mile Beach S, immediately E of North West Cape, through Pilbara into C interior of state; and from Rawlinson Range E into S Northern Territory (E to c. 200-300 km N & E of Alice Springs), and S to NW South Australia (to c. 100 km S of border).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male at a bower Locality Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia (Monotypic species)
David Fisher 8 October 2006 6 years ago 20 sec 3.5
A male jumping on the ground and then calling from a bush Locality Uluru (Ayers) Rock, Northern Territory, Australia (Monotypic species)
Peter Nash 16 November 2006 6 years ago 42 sec 3.2
Western Bowerbird at Alice Springs
Locality Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Lindsay Hansch 6 June 2008 2 years ago 4
Bird inside the bower, pink nuchal crest just showing
Locality Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia (ssp guttata)
Mat Gilfedder 18 August 2007 3 years ago 4
Adult in close proximity to the Bower.
Locality Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Edward Smith 29 July 2011 1 year ago 3.5
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