Friday, January 11, 2008


A bird found in a city garden. (Bushlands are near-by). This approachable bird is a Satin Bower Bird. The vivid purple eye is watching and the wing is outstretched. It spends time around the house and the family and likes to play when the washing is hung out.
The male birds must be elsewhere busy fashioning a 'bower ' from sticks and then decorating it with shiny objects. The males are dark blue-black satin all over. The females visit the bower and assess the quality. Nest building is a separate exercise.


Janet said...

What a great photo and what an interesting bird!

Anonymous said...

It is very much the same at my 'bower' although my husband is very good at mowing the lawn :-)