Satin Bowerbirds

To: Terry Munro <>, COG Chatline <>
Subject: Satin Bowerbirds
From: Robin Hide <>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:37:29 +0000

Visiting the bower site on Thursday after Terry’s heads-up,  I was concerned by the evidence of close-by cleared weed tree species and undergrowth that a work crew currently in Corroboree Park might move onto the bower site the following day. After getting in touch* with them, I met with Francisco _ , the very helpful foreman of the crew (from the – to my eye- oddly named ‘Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS)’ section who are responsible for ACT urban tree maintenance, see:, on site the next day, and, after being shown the bower (which was fortunately occupied just then by a  mature blue male and numerous green birds), they were happy to leave that section of undergrowth untouched for the moment.


Robin Hide


*via Canberra Connect – an interesting experience trying to explain to the telephonist who and what I wanted to talk to and about. No, not a nest, and no, not a burrowing bird. A Satin Bowerbird’s bower….!


From: Terry Munro [
Sent: Thursday, 25 August 2016 1:03 PM
To: COG Chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] Satin Bowerbirds


A very active bower was found this morning in Corroboree Park Ainslie.  A fully plumed male was seen chasing a female close to the well decorated bower.

Terry Munro

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