Fire-maned bowerbird

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Fire-maned bowerbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ptilonorhynchidae
Genus: Sericulus
Species: S. bakeri
Binomial name
Sericulus bakeri
(Chapin, 1929)

Adelbert Regent bowerbird
Adelbert bowerbird

The fire-maned bowerbird (Sericulus bakeri) is a medium-sized, approximately 27 cm (11 in) long, bowerbird that inhabits and endemic to the forests of Adelbert Mountains in Papua New Guinea. The striking male is black with fiery orange crown and upperback, elongated neck plumes, yellow iris and golden yellow wing patch. The female is a brown bird with brown-barred whitish underparts.

Its diet consists mainly of figs, ants and insects. The bower itself is that of "avenue"-type with two sides of wall of sticks.

The fire-maned bowerbird was discovered in 1928 by Rollo Beck. The female was unknown to science until 1959.

Due to ongoing habitat loss and limited range, the fire-maned bowerbird is evaluated as near threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Sericulus bakeri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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