Request photo of female Satin Bowerbird

To: 'Con Boekel' <>, "" <>
Subject: Request photo of female Satin Bowerbird
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 07:39:52 +0000

Hi Con,


I did not know that resource. Thanks for that. The photo with the code  matches what I wanted and I am confident I am correct. Although it could be a tail feather and it could be a young male.




From: Con Boekel [
Sent: Monday, 30 September, 2019 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Request photo of female Satin Bowerbird


Hi Philip

If you go to the Birdlife Photography Group Website

Click on 'photo Gallery'

Click on 'All photos'

Then click on 'Search Options'

Then enter 'Satin Bowerbird' (You type in the words and then highlight the species in the box.)

Then click on 'search'.

Quite a few images of Satin Bowerbirds are available for inspection, including one with an underwing pattern, captured while the bird was land. This might be of help to you.




On 9/30/2019 4:59 PM, Philip Veerman wrote:

Sorry to be so specific. Yesterday Tina bought along a feather to the Tidbinbilla open day to identify. Picked up on a recent COG outing. It is 13 cm, such a strange colour, the options are very limited. Bronze to olive on top (depending on light), at first look is brown below but with a distinctly yellowish tinge, including a distinctly yellow shaft (underneath but black on top). I am confident it is a wing feather of a female Satin Bowerbird. Seeking confirmation, if anyone has a photo of the underwing of a spread wing of same, that would help. HANZAB pictures show underside in flight, which is the best I have here, which strongly supports my expectation. The HANZAB text (Vol 7A, page 909) description fits exactly.




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