Bowerbird is a unique species of bird that you can watch in Arfak mountains. The male bird builds bower (an arch structure made of small wooden twigs) and decorates it with flowers, and other colorful articles to attract female birds. After neatly cleaning and arranging the bright objects at his display ground, the vogelkop bowerbird (Amblyornis inornatus) sings or imitates the sounds of other birds, dogs and even humans to seduce his female bowerbirds. If the female is interested to see his bower, she will land and inspect the decoration. When she is pleased with it she will allow him to approach her for mating. The Vogelkop Bowerbird in Arfak mountains has been one of the most popular tourist attractions. Birders from every corner of the world fly to Manokwari city just to watch the bird.
Watching Lesser Birds of Paradise
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