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The Bower is not a nest, but a place for the Male Satin Bowerbird to show off, making all sorts of strange and fantastic noises, coupled with blue decorations and elaborate courtship dances.
The Satin Bowerbird is common in rainforest and tall wet sclerophyll forest in eastern Australia from southern Queensland to Victoria.
This bower is actually in our yard, and the resident male builds one each year. Often it is pulled apart (maybe by other jealous males) and rebuilt several times a year.
Spotted on Dec 31, 2009
Submitted on Nov 11, 2013