Satin Bowerbird near Marysville, Victoria

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Subject: Satin Bowerbird near Marysville, Victoria
From: "Gil Langfield" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 17:01:01 +1000
While on a lovely walk near Marysville on a perfect Melbourne day, I saw in
the distance a medium-sized completely black bird on the ground.  I though
it had to be either a Little Raven or Currawong but it seemed different.  As
I got closer it went into the scrub.  I followed a little later and
immediately stumbled on a display area complete with lots of blue plastic.
I had not thought of Satin Bowerbirds so close to Melbourne (95 km) and had
never seen one in Victoria even though the distribution maps for the two
atlas periods that I consulted afterwards show them westward as far as the
Otway Ranges.

I have more accurate location details if anybody is interested.


Gil Langfield
Melbourne, Australia

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