Scenopoeetes dentirostris

The Tooth-billed Bowerbird is a Wet Tropics endemic.  They are a stocky brownish bird with heavy streaking below.

During the mating season (approx Sept-Jan), the male practices his vocal mimicry.

The singing is part of the courtship ritual.  He also maintains a stage which consists of a cleared area of ground decorated with freshly gathered, upturned leaves.  The lower part of the birds beak is notched, which is  ideal for snipping off the leaves at the stalk.

Once the female is attracted by his singing to the court, the male will drop down and display with animated leaps and wing flaps.

Images of the Tooth-billed Bowerbid

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Videos of the Tooth-billed Bowerbird

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