Satin Bowerbird
Endemic to eastern Australia...like
all bowerbirds shows highly
complex courtship behavior.
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
(L 9.1-10.6")
O’Reilly’s Lodge
Australia
19Oct2015
Laminington
Nat’l Park
19Oct2015
flash photos
female
Ptilonothychus is Greek
for feather beak.
 The Australian satin bower-
bird has strikingly blue eyes.
They use litter, even Coke cans,
to catch the females’ attention. 
(Chris Emslie)