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Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

2 Satin Bowerbird at suppressed

Ptilonorhynchus violaceus at suppressed - 23 Aug 2023
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus at suppressed - 23 Aug 2023
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Identification history

Ptilonorhynchus violaceus 23 Aug 2023 Liam.m
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus 23 Aug 2023 CarbonAI
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus 23 Aug 2023 Aussiegall

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Found our resident Bower Bird had a ring from a bottle caught around his beak and neck. We managed to catch him and carefully cut the ring off but he still seemed a bit wobbly and looked like he had a neck injury so he was taken to the vet for assessment (they still have him). If he recovers he will be released back on our property.


HelenCross wrote:
   23 Aug 2023
That's no good! Let us know of the outcome please.
   24 Aug 2023
Good rescue, hope there is a positive outcome.
Aussiegall wrote:
   25 Aug 2023
SAD NEWS in regards to the injured bowerbird. Unfortunately, the vet had to euthanize it as it was not responding to any of the treatments, was having trouble holding its head up, and was not moving. They think the vertebrae in the neck may have been damaged. I feel that this was the kindest thing to do in this situation.
   25 Aug 2023
Thanks for the update, obviously sad about the outcome but clearly they did all they could and your rescue gave the bird the best opportunity for a recovery. A clear lesson for humanity here on how we can do better.

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Species information

  • Ptilonorhynchus violaceus Scientific name
  • Satin Bowerbird Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 23 Aug 2023 10:42 AM Recorded on
  • Aussiegall Recorded by

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  • True Nesting site

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