Satin Bowerbird in north Canberra

Subject: Satin Bowerbird in north Canberra
From: Muriel Brookield <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 10:28:02 +1100

A first for my GBN. 1930 hrs on Sun 9 Jan 2004 heard a churring sound outside . And there on a melaleuca was a young or female Satin Bowebird, the first I've seen this far north in Canberra (Cook). A Red wattlebird was not far behind.

The SBB then dropped down to the ground and made for the Daniella tasmanica. There was a magic moment when its eye matched exactly the colour of the fruit (Oh for a G.Dabb on hand!).

Meantime what looked like another SBB higher up in an E. polyanthemos was chased off by a second RWB, and flew with a very direct flight.

Am hoping for a repeat sighting.


This is the email announcement and discussion list of the Canberra Ornithologists Group. List-Post: <> List-Help: <> List-Unsubscribe: <> List-Subscribe: <> To contact David McDonald, list manager, phone (02) 6231 8904 or email <>.

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the Canberra Ornithologists Group mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the list contact David McDonald, list manager, phone (02) 6231 8904 or email . If you can not contact David McDonald e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU