Bowerbird at Quirindi, south of Tamworth

To: Mark Stanley <>, "" <>
Subject: Bowerbird at Quirindi, south of Tamworth
From: Tim Dolby <>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 02:53:28 +0000
Hi Mark,

Just quickly here's what I can ascertain.

In terms of Spotted Bowerbird, I can find a record at Premer, 80 km west of 
Quirindi, and at Split Rock Reservoir, 100 km northwest of Quirindi. The 
closest established populations is at Leard State Forest and Mt Kaputar 
National Park, 120 km northwest of Quirindi. However interestingly just a 
couple of weeks ago a Spotted Bowerbird was seen in the urban streets of 
Rothbury by Allan Richardson (4/10/2011) and then again by Steve Roderick 
(4/30/2011). See a NSW Birdline report at and scroll down 
to #17296.A remarkable record, this 170 km southeast of Quirindi, and just 50 
km from Newcastle.

In terms of Satin Bowerbird, they have been recorded in Quirindi once before, 
as well as nearby at Wallabadah, 15 km east of Quirindi, and they are resident 
at Murrurundi, 35 km to the southeast.

Going by this, my guess is that your bird was a female Satin Bowerbird.


Tim Dolby

 on behalf of Mark Stanley 

Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 9:33 PM
Subject: Bowerbird at Quirindi, south of Tamworth

While driving into Quirindi from the New England Highway, I saw what I saw a
bowerbird land beside, then fly into an orange-berried bush in a garden.
Bins were'nt handy and anyway was driving to a meeting with no time to stop.
At a glance it looked a bit like a pale Western Bowerbird with which I'm
familiar so I assumed it was a Spotted Bowerbird. But Birdata shows Quirindi
a bit outside its range but just inside the Satin Bowerbird range so am now
assuming it was probably a female of the latter species. Would anyone
familiar with birds in the area care to comment?

Mark Stanley

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