Large plump bowerbird with short bill. Adult males are entirely a dark glossy blue-purple color with a pale bill and bright violet eye. Adult females and immature birds are primarily green and brown, with blue/pink eyes, and with scalloped underparts. This species can be quite loud and vocal (screeches, hisses, yowls), and are often encountered in pairs or small groups. Males are well known for building a large ‘bower’ which is decorated with small blue objects. Found in rainforests and wet eucalypt forests of eastern Australia.