Flame Bowerbird

The Flame Bowerbird is distributed and endemic to rainforests of New Guinea. This species is the first bowerbird described by naturalists. Because of the male's beautifully colored plumage, it was previously thought to be a bird of paradise. Indeed, the male Flame Bowerbird also has a courtship display along with his bower. He twists his tails and his wings to the side, and then shakes his head quickly.

The Flame Bowerbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The first hatch of Flame Bowerbird in captivity being fed by her human surrogate parent At 18 days old, the chick can stretch and flap her wings as she prepares herself for the challenging fledging ahead. More

bright orange Flame Bowerbird Sericulus aureus of mid-elevations in New Guinea; missing it was one of the bigger disappointments on an otherwise productive trip to Irian Jaya. But wonderful photos of the male and his bower are in Coates (1990). Northeast Australia has another species with lovely plumage: the Golden Bowerbird Prionodura newtoniana; the male builds a "double maypole" and is an odd offshoot of the Papuan "gardeners' (great photos in Frith 1979). More

The Flame Bowerbird, Sericulus aureus, is one of the most brilliantly colored bowerbirds. The male is a medium-sized bird, up to 25cm long, with flame orange and golden yellow plumage, elongated neck plumes and yellow-tipped black tail. It builds an "avenue-type" bower with two side walls of sticks. The female is an olive brown bird with yellow or golden below. The Flame Bowerbird is distributed and endemic to rainforests of New Guinea. This species is the first bowerbird described by naturalists. More

The Flame Bowerbird is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. References * BirdLife International (2004). Sericulus aureus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN> 2006. Retrieved on 1 November 2006. More

Paradise of the Dancing Birds Flame Bowerbird of Papua New Guinea Filming site Papua New Guinea is the paradise of dancing birds such as bowerbirds and birds-of -paradise. Its tropical rainforest offers abundant foods and there is no carnivorous predator. In such safe haven for birds, they have evolved flamboyant courtship displays. Among them, Flame Bowerbirds stand out with brightly coloured plumage of bright vermillion head and golden body. More

Flame Bowerbird, Western Province, Kiunga Aug 2006 © jon hornbuckle Immature male at bower Send this as a postcard Flame Bowerbird - Showing Records 1 through 4 of 4 Total Records More

This male FLAME BOWERBIRD thrilled us on our first day at Ekame. A little patient waiting was required, although as you can see from the photos above, this mindblowing bird was well worth the wait as it came in and shuffled/danced by its relatively unimpressive bower. We had already had reasonable perched views prior to our bower visit, although in hindsight everyone was very happy that we took the extra time to visit the bower that brought these unforgettable views and this truly incredible birding experience. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ptilonorhynchidae
Genus : Sericulus
Species : aureus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)