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"Bowerbird"

By goso
An Australian blue eyed female "Bowerbird" - this one aka "Tubby", or maybe she's pregnant. Their nest "bower" is a patch of ground usually under bushes, where they store their stolen colourful items such as blue drinking straws or bottle caps etc. etc. The male is a satin black colour.
In Australia we call anyone who is a compulsive "storer" or collector, a "Bower Bird"

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: bricurtis, ColleenA, tonyguitar and 15 more


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bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
29 Nov 2013 8:55PM
Looks ready for the table Bill.Smile
Brian.

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ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
29 Nov 2013 8:58PM
Another amazing bird from down under
tonyguitar Plus
3 55 31 Canada
29 Nov 2013 9:01PM
Wow! Blue eyes are not so common in the bird world. Very interesting info. An attractive bird well
portrayed by you. Thanks for the insight. TG
29 Nov 2013 9:26PM
She is a chubby girl. And pretty blue eyes.
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 10:39PM
Hey, there's nothing wrong with chubby! Very pretty.
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
30 Nov 2013 1:06AM
Always wondered if these Oz girls could swallow the Fosters as good as the guys Bill !!
A chubby girl here indeed.
Mick.
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
30 Nov 2013 5:54AM
A real fatty, Bill, with that beautiful blue eye, very well captured. Carol
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
30 Nov 2013 4:31PM
Tubby seems to be a very appropriate monicker for this one Bill.!!!! Great shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
30 Nov 2013 9:12PM
It's nice to see a shot of a bird with a fuller figure on here Bill!Wink A fine shot of the plump blue eyed bird

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