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Satin Bowerbird

Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

Description:

Male Silk Bowerbird is black with blue eyes and in the light its feathers have a blue metallic sheen. Males use sticks to build the bowers and decorate them with shiny coloured objects to attract females. This particular one seems to have a preference for blue.

Habitat:

Endemic to Australia

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12 Comments

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Spectacular bird... This bird is collecting everything from the ground on same color !!! Magic !!

Amazing!
Hope he can atract a female!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

I think this is my favorite PN spotting of all time.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Thanks CataAna! I think this is the first bower in the Animal Architecture mission!

CataAna
CataAna 8 years ago

Thank you Ava T-B, added to the animal architecture mission

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Please consider putting this wonderful bower into the animal architecture mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082... !

hg_williams3
hg_williams3 8 years ago

one of my favourite birds

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

Here's an interesting article on how the males benefit from constructing bowers: http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/storie...

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Beautiful shot! What wonderful artists Bower birds are!

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 8 years ago

Amazing...

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

Wow. Great spotting.

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Nice info and a superb pic.

CataAna
Spotted by
CataAna

Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Spotted on Sep 24, 2011
Submitted on Sep 24, 2011

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