Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)

Satin Bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, bowerbird, bird, australia

Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)

Male Bowerbirds construct incredibly elaborate ‘bowers’, structures around which the males display in an attempt to attract a mate. I photographed this male¬†Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) as he was attending to his bower, constructed in the grounds of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, which is in Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia. As you can see in the background of this photo, this particular bird liked to decorate his bower with found blue objects-pieces of plastic, pen-tops etc. These are all precisely placed to his liking-if you added a new blue object into the centre of his bower, he would then come and tidy it up!

Rufous-breasted Chat-tyrant (Ochthoeca rufipectoralis)

Rufous-breasted Chat-tyrant, Ochthoeca rufipectoralis, tyrant flycatcher, bird, peru

Rufous-breasted Chat-tyrant (Ochthoeca rufipectoralis)

The Rufous-breasted Chat-tyrant (Ochthoeca rufipectoralis) is, I think, a very pretty member of the tyrant-flycatcher bird family. I took this photo in the Abra Malaga cloud forest in Peru.