16 July 2013

Mistletoebird and Satin Bowerbird

It looks like the Casuarinas (she-oaks) are flowering, but it's actually being host to the mistletoe.


full of nectar and prime food source for this Mistletoebird


it was like Christmas in July to see this!



I got lucky in hearing first the call from this male Satin Bowerbird, and finally he made an appearance!


from an earlier post it was suggested that it can take at least four years before the male shows a pale bill like this

how about those wonderful violet eyes

The earlier post with juvenile male, or female Satin Bowerbirds 


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22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Carole, beautiful birds. The Mistletoebird is pretty and the Satin Bowerbird sounds cool too. I love the eye color on the last shot. Wonderful photos.

TexWisGirl said...

both REALLY neat birds!!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i'm enjoying the casuarinas - that is a gorgeous red throat. what a beauty. nice views. ( :

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I would not have noticed the eyes actually being that color had you not mentioned it. Wonderful.

Rebecca said...

Such unusual birds to me.- Beautiful photos. Love the vivid colors of the Mistletoebird! :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds! I love the red chest on the mistletoebird and the violet eyes of the bowerbird.

Merlesworld said...

The first fellow is a sweetie.
and the satin bowerbird is very regal.
Merle......

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Great lovely birds, very special species, they are not in the Netherlands.
Regards, Irma

Phil said...

Mistletoe Bird - what a lovely name. Thanks for sharing your pictures Carole.

NatureFootstep said...

you have so beautiful birds I envy you. :)

Laure Ferlita said...

Your country has the coolest names for birds! I LOVE the name and the looks of the Mistletoe Bird. So very cool. I also love the violet eye of the Bowerbird.

Thanks for sharing!

Roy Norris said...

Amazing colours on that mistletoebird Carole

Deanna said...

You have delighted me with these two gorgeous birds...1st that Mistletoebird is a stunner and the Satin Bowerbird does have the most incredible eyes.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

More beautiful birds of your country Carole..!!
Thank you for sharing...
Costas

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of these birds in the mistletoe. Great and amazing !

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Purple eyes!! Oh my oh my. Couldn't BE more beautiful in my opinion.

Love your entire post, both gorgeous birds...wonderful photos.

Cynthia C said...

Wow what beautiful birds!! I have never seen anything like them.

Kerri said...

Fantastic captures!!!

Laura said...

Amazing photos, as usual, Carole! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing these birds and reading your commentary! Thanks so much!
hugs, Laura

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful birds! Love those violet eyes.

Ken Schneider said...

Color when least expected on the Bowerbird. I have not seen flowers on the mistletoe that grows on the cottonwoods we had in New Mexico. It has sticky seeds that are spread on the feet of birds. The Mistletoebird may be induced to spread the seeds when it takes the nectar.

Helma said...

What a beautiful bird with the red chest, black top and white bottom. I know this bird but I do not think he's wonderful Carole :-)