Male Satin Bower Bird III

Tom Newman

Frankston, Australia

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Satin Bower Bird Male, Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria, Australia.
Taken at Healesville Sanctuary Australia.
The Satin Bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus is a bowerbird common in rainforest and tall wet sclerophyll forest in eastern Australia from southern Queensland to Victoria. There is also an isolated population in the Wet Tropics of north Queensland. Males build specialised stick structures, called bowers, which they decorate with blue, yellow, and shiny objects if these are available, including berries, flowers, and even ballpoint pens, drinking straws and other discarded plastic items. As the males mature they use more blue objects than other colours. Females visit these and choose which male they will allow to mate with them.
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D300, 200mm, 1/250s, f/5.6.ISO:800

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