Golden Bowerbird

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Subject: Golden Bowerbird
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:31:14 +1000
The bird which I gave directions to has turned out to be a beauty. While we 
were at the Golden Bowerbird bower this afternoon a female was hanging around. 
He did a lot of displaying. Head bows, wing flicks and shimmies along with 
bringing the tail well under the body.  He also pruned leaves from a sapling 
near the bower. It was a great experience and I've seen many of them. This bird 
is very relaxed about humans but very excitable when it comes to other 
bowerbirds. He will chase off any youngsters which approach and nearly always 
follows this with a vertical hover display. This gives one the impression of a 
solid gold object sitting on top of a flashing triangular light, surrounded by 
liquid  gold.
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