Info on the bowerbird:
The bowerbird (and catbird) belongs to the family Ptilonorhynchidae which has 20 species in 8 genera.
These medium-sized birds range from about 9-16 inches in length and 2.5-8 ounces in weight.
Most bowerbirds reside in the tropical regions of northern Australia and New Guinea, a large island just north of Australia. However, some species can be found in the central, western, and southeastern parts of Australia. Habitats vary, including rainforests and shrublands.
The diet of the bowerbird mainly consists of fruits but may also include nectar, flowers, leaves, and insects.
Bowerbirds are sexually dimorphic, meaning the male and female differ in external characteristics. The males are colorful whereas the females are drab in color.
Many bowerbirds are outstanding vocal mimics. Some species can imitate human chatter, waterfalls, and pigs.
Unlike the catbirds within the Ptilonorhynchidae family, male bowerbirds do not participate in the nest building or in the raising of the young. The female uses soft materials, such as ferns, leaves, and vine tendrils to build the nest. She will lay 1-2 eggs which will hatch in 19-24 days.