This article is about the species of bird called bowerbird. For the band, see Bowerbirds (band).
Bowerbirds (IPA: /ˈbaʊərˌbɜrd/) and catbirds make up the family Ptilonorhynchidae. All are medium-sized birds, ranging from the Golden Bowerbird (22 cm and 70 grams) to the Great Bowerbird (40 cm and 230 grams). Although their distribution is centered around the tropical northern part of Australia-New Guinea, some species extend into the central Australian desert and the cold mountainous regions of southeast Australia. The diet of bowerbirds consists predominantly of fruit, but may also include insects, flowers, and leaves in some species.
Note that the Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) and Black Catbird (Melanoptila glabrirostris) from the Americas and the Abyssinian Catbird (Parophasma galinieri) from Africa are unrelated birds that belong to different families.