white-fronted chats and satin bower birds

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Subject: white-fronted chats and satin bower birds
From: Belinda Moss <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:15:52 +0000
I have just joined this list group so am only reporting now what I saw last 
week.  I was stopped at the intersection of Cotter Rd and Streeton Drive in 
Weston Creek and saw several white-fronted chats on the median strip with 3 
lanes of traffic on each side.  They are very distinctive so I think I’m 
correct.  They were also close to the wetlands across the road near the RSPCA, 
habitat they prefer I believe.

I am also seeing every day in our garden a group of 5-6 satin bower birds, with 
one adult male and the rest female/immature males. I was amazed to read that 
immature males take up to 7 years to develop the black colouring.  It is only 
in the last 2 years that we have seen bower birds in our suburb (Deakin). 

Belinda Moss
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