The brilliant gold and black markings on the adult male regent bowerbird are an exquisite sight. The mottled brown female is much more inconspicuously feathered.
The male builds a small bower of sticks on the ground to attract females. It is 30cm high, with an inner ‘avenue’ about 15 - 20cm in length. The female bowerbird builds her nest of twigs and leaves in an elevated tree or vine where she incubates and raises young birds alone.