Royal National Park near Sydney - Satin Bower Bird

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Subject: Royal National Park near Sydney - Satin Bower Bird
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 09:42:16 +1000
Further to my previous posting, I've just read Wendy Moore's message and I
think that the huge increase in numbers of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos in
coastal regions has made their feathers a much more accessible and abundant
item for Satin Bowerbirds in recent years. Remember too that many feathers
would come from natural moult rather than dead birds.



Carol Probets
Blue Mountains NSW

At 3:28 PM +1000 17/9/03, wendy wrote:
>I did not find in the pictures, or a quick scan of the text, mention of SC
>Cockatoo crest feathers being used, however they certainly are an excellent
>source of long-lasting natural yellow. I wonder if the ones in the bower you
>saw could be collected from the environs of captively held pet SCC. I wonder
>how often they are found in nature? In my experience dead rosellas (for tail
>feathers) are not uncommon - esp if you factor in road-kills. But don't
>often see dead SCC about the place?
>wendy moore
>Coburg (Melbourne)

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