Tag Archives: satin

Of trucks and Bowerbirds

Continuing the question that some unlikely species are finding refuge and food in areas close to human habitation, this post includes photos of a species “choosing?” an unusual site to reside and display. The following photos were taken over the last week in Queensland.

wordp Satin bowerbird male

Male satin bowerbird, photographed within 2 meters of a bitumen road. Truck road use started at 7am. The evolutionary process continues….

wodpress Satin bowerbird female5

Female of the species enticed by a bower made in a roadside culvert.

wordp Satin bowerbird bower

View of the bower which contains mainly blue clothes pegs, I guess the locals learn to use alternative peg colours to hang out washing.

If you know of a researcher who is looking at how some species are choosing living space ajacent to urbanization, please advise by replying in comments or email.