Aust birds    Bird names   News   1-26    Habitats    Key plants    Glossary    Plumage    Nests    Tips    Thumbnails    Gen. info    Sponsors    Photos for sale   
NON-PASSERINES     1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10     11     12     13     14 15     16     17     18     19     20     21     22     23     24     25     26     PASSERINES
Common names sorted alphabetically: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   W   Y  

23

Immature male Satin Bowerbird
working on its bower

(Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)
Alternate name(s): "Satin-bird"
Size: 28-34 cm
Weight: 160-270 g

Back to the Satin Bowerbird main page .

In October 2018 R. Plumtreeobserved a young male Satin Bowerbird working on its bower near Jamieson, VIC. Apart from the bird's work, this demonstrates that males that do not have adult plumage yet do have bowers. It is unknown to us whether, or at what age, they can attract females and produce offspring.

Immature, second-year(?) male Satin Bowerbird working on its bower (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)

Immature, second-year(?) male Satin Bowerbird working on its bower (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)

Immature, second-year(?) male Satin Bowerbird working on its bower (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)

Immature, second-year(?) male Satin Bowerbird working on its bower (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)

Immature, second-year(?) male Satin Bowerbird working on its bower (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)

These pages are largely based on our own observations and those of our contributors. The structure of these bird pages is explained HERE. For more salient facts on any bird species please refer to a field guide.

Would you like to contribute photos or sound recordings to this site?
If interested, please CLICK HERE. Credits to contributors are given HERE.