satin bowerbird

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satin bowerbird

n
(Animals) the largest Australian bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, the male of which has lustrous blue plumage
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Noun1.satin bowerbird - of southeast Australiasatin bowerbird - of southeast Australia; male is glossy violet blue; female is light grey-green
bowerbird, catbird - any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females
genus Ptilonorhynchus, Ptilonorhynchus - type genus of the Ptilonorhynchidae
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Left: Like the other satin bower birds nearby, I made a stick house.