Satin bowerbird

To: "'mariko buszynski'" <>
Subject: Satin bowerbird
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 09:07:59 +1000

Mariko  -  At the end of Downes Place Hughes is a stronghold of the species with at least one active bower.  If you walk through or around the tangle of exotic shrubbery just to the north of the end of the cul-de-sac you are bound to see a few.   Nearby gardens must have them regularly.  Year 1-5 males are pretty much indistinguishable from females.     g


From: mariko buszynski [
Sent: Monday, 9 July 2012 9:06 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Satin bowerbird


I am a novice birdwatcher and I am excited to see a female satin bowerbird yesterday (7 July) in our garden in Hughes.  This time I managed to take a photograph.  It did not show only a clothesline or a tip of a tail.  It is not a very good picture but, I hope, good enough to identify the bird.  Is she paying a surprise visit to nearby gardens?

I will bring the camera to this Wednesday' meeting and hope somebody can help me to identify it.

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