This bird is perched in the midstorey of a high elevation cloud forest, no doubt enjoying the sun in this cool environment.
A male Golden bowerbird carefully inspects his lavish bower, used as a stage to attract females.
So named for the meow-like call they are renowned for. An apt name for a beautiful rainforest bird.
A male Satin bowerbird carefully arranges the sticks that comprise his bower - a strucutre used as a backdrop to his enthusiastic dances, attempts to woo passing females.
A male Satin bowerbird inspects his dancing platform before performing for any passing females.
A female - or juvenile male - Satin bowerbird, it is very hard to say which with certainty though I suspect female as the bill apperars to be more worn than I would expect for a juvenile bird.
A male Golden bowerbird carefully aranges flowers over his elabourate bower to attract females.
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