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Satin Bowerbird

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Satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) - male. Native to Australia's southeast coast, the species, like all bowerbirds, has complex and unique courtship behaviors. Males build elaborate bowers decorated with blue ornaments from flowers to bottle caps; and females choose a mate from the quality of display. photo: Chris Chafer.

Satin Bowerbird - male - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus - Australia's SE coast - By Chris Chafer

The Satin Bowerbird - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, is common in rainforest and tall eucalypt forest in eastern Australia.

The (immature male ) -Satin Bowerbird - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, is common in rainforest and tall eucalypt forest in eastern Australia.

Male bowerbirds are well known for making elaborate constructions of sticks and decorative objects to attract a mate.

How male bowerbirds use optical illusions to attract a mate

A male satin bower bird peeks out from its arbor decorated with blue plastic debris to attract mates

Satin-Bowerbird | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) is a bowerbird endemic to eastern Australia.

Satin Bowerbird female, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus: Australia's SE coast; the species, like all bowerbirds, has complex & unique courtship behaviors. Males build elaborate bowers decorated w/blue ornaments from flowers to bottle caps; females choose a mate from the quality of display. photo: Gerard Satherley

Satin Bowerbird female, it has complex & unique courtship behaviors; males build elaborate bowers decorated w/blue ornaments from flowers to bottle caps; females choose a mate from the quality of display.

Satin Bowerbird - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

The Satin Bowerbird - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, is found along most of the eastern and south-eastern coast of Australia. Satin Bowerbirds prefer the wetter forests and woodlands, and nearby open.

Satin Bowerbird.  Bowerbirds have one of the most amazing mating rituals.  Little artists.

One Twig at a Time, the Satin Bowerbird Constructs an Arbor

The Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) is a bowerbird endemic to eastern Australia.

Bower Bird Nest - these collect object of a particular color, any color but stick to it,  to decorate the entrance

The male Bower bird builds a nest and decorates it with colorful objects to attract a mate. This bachelor pad is guaranteed to attract the Kate Middleton of Bower bird babes.

Satin Bower Bird (female) by photobitz, via Flickr

Female satin bowers might be mistaken for the green catbird or spotted catbird with distinctively green/brown or otherwise entirely brown upper body and lighter under body with a distinct reticulated or scalloped pattern, but with very striking blue eyes.

https://flic.kr/p/PKHXg5 | Satin Bowerbird | Ptilinorhychidae (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)

https://flic.kr/p/PKHXg5 | Satin Bowerbird | Ptilinorhychidae (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)

And I Think to Myself...What A Wonderful World.: Creature Feature: Bowerbird.

Male satin bowerbird--------decorate their bowers with blue found things.

Courtship display of the Satin Bowerbird

Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) Male and Female Filmed at Mt Pleasant, SE Qld Sept 1998 using Canon & Sigma lens.

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