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Performance bower made from twigs & decorated with blue coloured items by the male Satin Bowerbird in Australia. Used as a display area during courtship. Nest is built in a separate location. (Male is rich blue/black with violet blue eyes, female is greenish with violet/blue eyes). Items collected naturally would have included flowers & berries, now includes man made objects such as plastic pegs, bottle tops and straws.
Found in eastern Australia in woodlands and rainforest. This one in temperate rainforest in mountain country.
Spotted on Oct 2, 2013
Submitted on Feb 9, 2014
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