To: 'Christine' <>, 'COG chatline' <>
Subject: Bowerbird
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:54:43 +0000

Strange picture. Doesn’t look normal (or typical). Is this some disease or maybe a mite infestation or just an extreme of new feathers coming in and what we see here is feather shafts of growing feathers. If it is this, it is odd to be so obvious. I suspect Bowerbirds have very dense feathers.


I had an all blue male SBB in my neighbour’s garden yesterday.




From: Christine [
Sent: Sunday, 18 February, 2018 10:31 AM
To: COG chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] Bowerbird


Seen at ANBG yesterday. Is this normal???


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