Monday, 9 November 2009

Satin Bower Bird’s Bower (Gipsy Point VIC)

The male Satin Bower Bird is shyer (especially of the camera) than the female. As part of his courtship ritual, he builds a bower and decorates it with bright blue objects he collects. I left a blue milk bottle lid on the outside table – it soon disappeared.

Click on the bottom photo to enlarge it and you’ll see an eggcup, a lighter, pegs, string and other treasures.

1 comment:

  1. Vicki, I'm so thrilled to have found this post about the Bower Bird.
    The fun you must have had leaving the little gift for him to decorate his bower.
    What an elaborate ritual he carries out.