This species of bird was spotted in Kakadu National Park, NT, Australia. It looks a bit like a lemon-bellied fly catcher, but I think my bird here is a tad bigger than the fly catcher, but I am unsure.

I was hoping one of the more ecologically proficient people here could help me out.


Note: This is the 3rd related question on this topic, so feel free to close-vote-for-whatever-reason, but I am generating a photo album with all the birds I have spotted there (heaps!), and a few of them I can't identify with the limited resources I have.


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It is great bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis). It is much bigger than the mentioned flycatcher. I have seen both species and there is no room for confusion. Most of the pictures online are birds perched on the ground next to their "buildings", but I found a picture that should convince you.



-Stout bill

-Patterned wing coverts

-Marks on the undertail coverts

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks!! Lovely :-) Could you add the link of the picture if possible? In my sources the bower bird looks brownish, whilst in my photo and your image above it looks yellowish - or is that a male/female difference perhaps? $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Feb 20, 2017 at 9:05
  • $\begingroup$ Here is my resource - page 3, left column middle image - it looks brownish, not yellowish $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Feb 20, 2017 at 9:11
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    $\begingroup$ @AliceD It was edited out I do not know why. (The picture is in the second page). hbw.com/ibc/species/great-bowerbird-chlamydera-nuchalis I think that the yellow is a picture effect, look at the color of the branch...that also look yellow. $\endgroup$
    – have fun
    Feb 20, 2017 at 11:06

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