Monday, March 28, 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Regent Bowerbird.

Just had to put these pictures up this week. A few people had said what great birds we have in Australia - and just to show that they were correct, here is a Regent Bowerbird. Rather splendid I must say! These birds are actually around a feeding station, but that does not make them look any less good. I was pleased to find a pair of these birds well away from this location later in the day, made me feel like I had seen the "real" bird, rather than a (more than half) tame one. As is often the case the female is not a brightly coloured as the male - but as a pair they still look good. You can find many more images of birds from around the world at World Bird Wednesday. You can the original post that contained these pictures on my other blog by clicking here, you can see my most recent post by clicking the Paying Ready Attention link on the RHS of the screen. Enjoy the birds!

16 comments:

Frank said...

Very, very splendid I'd say Stewart. No wonder you disappeared down under!

mick said...

Ahah!Thanks for leaving in a little bit of the O'Reilly's notice. Now I know where the photos were taken! Beautiful birds.

Andrew said...

A beautiful bird to see. Many thanks for sharing.

Mike said...

Wow, that's a beauty! I've never heard of this particular bowerbird.

Sondra said...

BOY I'LL SAY!! What a looker he is, Fantastic!

Gary said...

Fanatastic colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Bill S. said...

Wow, that first bird is fantastic. I love the contrast between the Black and Yellow.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Splendid is the perfect word. Those are really beautiful.. have never seen even a picture of them before. Hard to believe that it's a common bird feeder bird for you.

Springman said...

Amazing as always. The Bowerbird must really be something in-flight. Even by Australian standards this color scheme is over the top.
Isn't it funny how we rate bird pictures? Like a bird on a branch is worth 10 more points than one taken on a wire!

dreamfalcon said...

What a great bird. Thanks for sharing.

Fotokarusellen said...

Great color and a beautiful bird. Well done.

Amila Kanchana said...

What contrasting colors! Nothing like I've ever seen,great photos!

NatureFootstep said...

you are right, this is a gorgeous bird. But I would never have guessed that it was a pair.

Rebecca said...

Wow! What a beautiful bird. There is a huge difference between the male and female.. Thanks for posting these great photos!

Hilke Breder said...

Another fabulous bird!! I love the yin-yang gold-and-black effect on the bird's head and neck.

Liz said...

WOW Stewart! These are amazing captures!! The colour is so brilliant.