Species Name Satin Bowerbird Latin Name Ptilonorhynchus violaceus Native To Eastern Australia Conservation Status Least Concern Taken At Healesville Sanctuary Sex Female The males and the females have sexual dimorphism. the males will have violet-blue eyes and their plumage is completely black however, due to light reflecting off their feathers it may appear that they have an almost metallic green sheen to their plumage. Juvenile males will be colored similarly to the males and can be mistaken for a female until they reach maturityadulthood. The females themselves can at first glance be mistaken for a green catbird or a spotted catbird, a female Satin Bowerbird will have distinctive greenbrown across their whole bodies in a distinctive pattern. The females will have brilliant blue eyes with a ring if violet-blue around the pupil. The juveniles will largely feed off insects such as beetles, grasshoppers, cicadas, etc until they can fly. When the birds reach adulthood they will mostly spend their time eating raw fruits, sometimes they may resort to eating leaves and a small amount of seeds and insects.
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