Tuesday 11 June 2013

Satin Bowerbird

Look what we found today on our outdoor adventures to Moonlit Sanctuary .....


.....a male Satin Bowerbird,
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus.

We discovered that the dark glossy-blue male Satin Bowerbird attracts potential mates by building a bower of twigs and grass. He decorates the bower with blue and yellow objects - feathers, shells, glass, berries and uses them to display to females.
Female Satin Bowerbirds that are attracted by this will mate with the male, then fly off and build a separate nest in which to lay their eggs.
The male does not help in the incubation or raising of the young.

If you would like to learn more about this cheeky feathered friend,go to:




*Information courtesy Museum Vic
*Photograph taken by Narelle 
  Debenham www.naturedkids.com

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