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Satin Bowerbird Photos

Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

Each morning during our stay at the Promised Land Retreat, I'd walk down the road and do some birding on their land, and by the nearby creek. And each morning, I'd pass their citrus trees and see these guys gorging on fallen fruit. A couple of times I also noticed a satiny-black bird up on the nearby telephone lines, seemingly watching, but not once (when I was watching) going down to partake of the fruit. At first I couldn't figure out what the strikingly marked birds were on the ground, with the brilliant blue eye. And I had NO idea both the bird on the wire and the bird by the fruit were the same species, but they were! The species may be named for the satiny-black color of the male, but the females are such gorgeous, striking creatures that they get featured here.

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Satin Bowerbird - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

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Satin Bowerbird 1 - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus Satin Bowerbird 2 - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus Satin Bowerbird 3 - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

June 2019
Near Bellingen, Australia

June 2019
Near Bellingen, Australia

June 2019
Near Bellingen, Australia

Satin Bowerbird 4 - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus Satin Bowerbird 5  - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus Satin Bowerbird 6 - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

June 2019
Near Bellingen, Australia

June 2019
Near Bellingen, Australia

June 2019
Near Bellingen, Australia

 


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