Golden Bowerbird

Sounds & Calls

Golden Bowerbird (Prionodura newtoniana)

Golden Bowerbird (Prionodura newtoniana)

The advertising call of the male Golden Bowerbird is a mechanical, rattling pulsing note repeated several times. Like other bowerbirds, Golden Bowerbirds make quite a range of mechanical squeals, scolds, rasps and whistles, especially if a male is tending a bower. This species has been recorded mimicking the sounds of at least 20 other bird species.

The Golden Bowerbird (Prionodura newtoniana) is the smallest of the bowerbird species and endemic to upland rainforest in far-north Queensland. Males are a rich golden yellow colour while the female is olive brown.

Listen to Golden Bowerbird Calls


Golden Bowerbird – Advertising Call Of Male Near Bower.

 GB1a Typical advertising song of a male perched in the forest mid-storey close to his bower.

Watch a video of a male Golden Bowerbird tending to his bower:
Cloud Forest Creek - Album Cover

Cloud Forest Creek

The call of a male Golden Bowerbird can also be heard on the album – “Cloud Forest Creek“, recorded in Mount Hypipamee (The Crater) National Park, Queensland, Australia.