Female Satin Bowerbird

Chlamydera violaceus.

After much chasing this bird around I finally caught her through a gap in the foliage.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 19th October 2008, This photo: 10:04am

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  • -Gadabout- said:
    Well worth the chasing :D
  • Mario Martins said:
    Very beautiful! Animal and shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    I thought so :) See how brilliantly blue the eye is ? Quite astounding.
  • ibsut said:
    Ptilonorhynchus violaceus?
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Nearly looks like a painting, nicely captured.
  • David de Groot said:
    Not according to Pizzey and Knight (The Field Guide to Birds of Australia, 8th Ed.)
    They're a very pretty bird. :)
  • Garry' said:
    VERY nice work David, the blue eye and the soft green tones...just excellent. Masterpiece!
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • circle j said:
    great shot david
  • ibsut said:
    Could Pizzey and Knight be in error?
  • petepothole said:
    Excellent shot & hard to get!
    Sorry I hvent been around ! I see you have been busy with the airshow & all
  • strop_au said:
    Been awhile since i stuck my nose in here but WOW, this looks like a painting. Beautiful image David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Garry - quite pleased with this one :)
    It's definitely possible - they mention at the start of this ed that the names are based on Christidis & Boyle (1994) but at the time of going to press (Oct 2006) some names were being reclassified and so they used the new names, but realised some discrepancies may occur.
    Thanks Pete - busy time of year for all!
    Thanks! They're a pretty bird.
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Very nice, what a beautiful bird. Simpson & Day 7th ed has Ptilonorhynchus violaceus too.
  • ibsut said:
    Sorry being picky, but I feel the power of Flickr can be greatly enhanced if names can be resolved.
    A fine pic.
    Perhaps tagging with "Ptilonorhynchus violaceus" would cover all bases?
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Wes :)
    Agreed, I'll go with both, at least that way people who know one of the two possible names will be able to find it. :)