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Stagemakers 2013/2014

Stagemaker is a common name for the tooth-billed bower bird, but it describes all the bower birds.

 

Male birds clear a stage on which they perform to a critical female audience.

 

On the stage they may build sets on which to sing, behind which to retreat or within which to mate.

 

Props, which the bird may brandish or offer,  are arranged according to colour.

 

This is a continuing project; bowers of four of the seven Australian species of bower birds are included in this selection.

  • Tooth-billed bower bird, Paluma, North Queensland 1 -
    Tooth-billed bower bird, Paluma, North Queensland 1
  • Tooth-billed bower bird, Paluma, North Queensland 2 -
    Tooth-billed bower bird, Paluma, North Queensland 2
  • Tooth-billed bower bird, Paluma, North Queensland 3 -
    Tooth-billed bower bird, Paluma, North Queensland 3
  • Tooth-billed bower bird, Paluma, North Queensland 4 -
    Tooth-billed bower bird, Paluma, North Queensland 4
  • Satin bower bird, Bellthorpe, South Queensland 1 -
    Satin bower bird, Bellthorpe, South Queensland 1
  • Satin bower bird, Bellthorpe, South Queensland 2 -
    Satin bower bird, Bellthorpe, South Queensland 2
  • Satin bower bird, Bellthorpe, South Queensland 3 -
    Satin bower bird, Bellthorpe, South Queensland 3
  • Satin bower bird, Paluma, North Queensland -
    Satin bower bird, Paluma, North Queensland
  • Great bower bird, Townsville, North Queensland 1 -
    Great bower bird, Townsville, North Queensland 1
  • Great bower bird, Townsville, North Queensland 3 -
    Great bower bird, Townsville, North Queensland 3
  • Great bower bird, Townsville, North Queensland 3 -
    Great bower bird, Townsville, North Queensland 3
  • Great bower bird, Townsville, North Queensland 4 -
    Great bower bird, Townsville, North Queensland 4
  • Great bower bird, Townsville, North Queensland 5 -
    Great bower bird, Townsville, North Queensland 5
  • Great bower bird, Townsville, North Queensland 6 -
    Great bower bird, Townsville, North Queensland 6
  • Golden bower bird, Paluma, North Queensland -
    Golden bower bird, Paluma, North Queensland