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Satin Bowerbirds are medium-sized birds. The adult male has striking glossy blue-black plumage, a pale bluish white bill and a violet-blue iris. Younger males and females are similar in colour to each other, and are collectively referred to as ‘green’ birds. They are olive-green above, off-white with dark scalloping below and have brown wings and tail. The bill is browner in colour. Young males may begin to acquire their adult plumage in their fifth year and are not fully ‘attired’ until they are seven.
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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satin bowerbird, ptilonorhynchus violaceus, australian, native bird, northern rivers, nesting, nest, breeding, female, bower

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  • shadowlea
    shadowleaalmost 2 years ago

    what a beauty…great capture

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

  • Many thanks Ann!

    – byronbackyard

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