Golden Bowerbird

Posted by gregc on Sat Sep 09, 2023 5:55 am

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Male Golden Bowerbird (Prionodura newtoniana) not far from his bower. Although early in the season, I suspect it will be a tough one for him, the weather in the wet tropics has been very unusual, dark grey skies all year, so there are very few flowers blooming or fruit growing which he needs to decorate the bower. He has, as I have seen described, 'and unusual feather structure that refracts light to produce pure white highlights on the plumage", you can see this here with diffused fill flash, but you can see it also if in direct sunlight, unusual for this dark rainforest dweller. One of the 14 Wet Tropics Endemics.

ISO5000, 400mm, f4, 1/1250, R5.

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by Gene Gwin on Sat Sep 09, 2023 7:38 am
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GJ, Thanks for the description. Photographed in very difficult conditions that you handled well.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Sep 09, 2023 7:57 am
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Great find, beautiful plumage and fingers crossed that they will nest successfully.
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Sep 09, 2023 11:15 am
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A fascinating species and well done to find and get such a good image under the dark forest canopy, Greg! I hope he manages to find some colourful items to decorate his batchelor pad and lure in the females.

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by david fletcher on Sat Sep 09, 2023 11:47 am
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Superb find and shot Greg. Thanks for the info.
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by paul fletcher on Sat Sep 09, 2023 8:42 pm
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A fine image of a very attractive species, Greg. as always, an informative text included with your photo.

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