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Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

Satin Bowerbird at Fraser, ACT

Ptilonorhynchus violaceus at Fraser, ACT - 29 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Ptilonorhynchus violaceus 29 Jan 2022 natureguy
Unidentified 29 Jan 2022 Jeff

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This bird was in our birdbath this morning, when I enlarged the image I saw that it has striking purple/blue eyes. Any clues

2 comments

DPRees125 wrote:
   29 Jan 2022
Satin bowerbird
Rosie wrote:
   30 Jan 2022
Thanks for posting your sighting Jeff. It's fascinating seeing how species such as the SBB gradually extend their ranges through the suburbs. The SBB may have begun as a small group in gardens 100m north of Mt Rogers where there were gardeners' fruits and vegies to augment their diet.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 29 Jan 2022 11:52 AM Recorded on
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