Fire-maned Bowerbirds, Sericulus bakeri
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 is unknown to science until 1959.
Due to ongoing habitat loss and limited range, the Fire-maned Bowerbird is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.