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Female & juvenile male - upper parts greenish grey & brown, under parts creamy with a distinct brown scalloping. Mature male 7yrs+ - entirely blue-black with a glossy sheen, bill pale & eyes intense lilac - Very shy!!
Rainforest & wet eucalypt forest in Sth East Australia.
Adult males build & decorate a 'bower' in which they dance/display to attract females. They only use deep bright blue items and their placement is specific and touched up regularly. Their displays are accompanied by a unique collection of calls including static like buzzing, clicks and some mimicry. The bower pictured has been maintained by the same male bower bird for 8+ years.
Spotted on Jul 15, 2014
Submitted on Jul 15, 2014
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