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Satin Bowerbird


Photo: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey

Satin Bowerbird, Ptilinoryhnchus violaceus  

  • The male of the Satin Bowerbird is a beautiful but subtle sheeny purple, although it may just look dark from a distance.

  • He has a purple eye, while the females, often seen in small groups, are a duller green.

  • This birdís bower (nest) is two parallel walls about 30-40 cm high, decorated with many blue objects and the occasional white object. The call includes a series of mechanical burbles.

  • These birds are found in rainforests along the east coast of Australia. In the tropical rainforests of the north east, they are found only at higher altitudes.

Script: Courtesy of  Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide
Additional Photograph: Bowerbird Bower


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