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female satin bowerbird

female satin bowerbird with dandelion flower in beak

Female satin bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus IMG 7803 - Male bower birds busy themselves by collecting anything blue - including scraps of paper and plastic - to add to their bowers to attract females. This female had an obvious interest in the flowers in her immediate environment, and skilfully plucked the flower of a dandelion, which she ultimately devoured in one gulp.

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