Golden Bowerbird

Subject: Golden Bowerbird
From: Stan Emmerson <>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 21:33:28 +1000
Hi all,
        Further to Klaus's note on the Golden Bowerbird. This morning whilst
observing an immature male at a bower near Atherton and listening to it
sending forth its usual female attracting croaks, rasping noises and
screeches from a branch during light rain, it suddenly started mimmicking
other birds.  All the calls were exact and I could recognize Pied Currawong,
Grey-Headed Robin (alarm call) and Yellow-Throated Scrubwren scolding. It
seemed to favour the Currawongs call more than others before swiftly flying
deeper into the rainforest to remain silent.  

The Satin Bowerbirds are also refurbishing their bowers with blue spent
shotgun cartridges and plenty of bleached rat & mice sculls.

Cheers Stan

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