North Queensland Naturalist 50: 8-11

Abstract

Bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchidae) are specialist frugivores, but consume invertebrates when breeding and occasionally feed on other plant material. Here I report observations of Tooth-billed Bowerbird (Scenopoeetes dentirostris) and Spotted Catbird (Ailuroedus maculosus) consuming flowers of Calliandra sp. (C. haematocephala), an ornamental introduced garden plant.