Satin Bowerbird

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Subject: Satin Bowerbird
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 21:07:22 +1100
I had an all blue Satin Bowerbird in my yard and neighbours' last weekend. He was singing (well gurgling) for at least a few hours each morning. There were no others of the species around (as far as I know). I think that is a first summer observation of a mature male here (GBS Site 152 in Kambah).
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From: Muriel Brookield <>
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Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2005 10:28
Subject: [canberrabirds] Satin Bowerbird in north Canberra

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.

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